One of our favourite artists this year Ramona Lisa(check out our top 10 albums of the year), that previously released the great album Arcadia, has released another album. This time an EP Containing A French version of the title song Dominic as well.
(Listen to the album below)
Polachek began performing sets secretly under the Ramona Lisa moniker in 2013. The name originates from a former pseudonym Polachek used on Facebook. She announced her debut self-produced album as Ramona Lisa, entitled Arcadia, in February 2014. Composed exclusively using MIDI, the album is a concept album of love songs that are nature allegories, which Polachek has described as “Pastoral Electronic Music.”
Polachek started writing the album during an artistic residency in Villa Medici in Rome, Italy. In an interview with Pitchfork she described how her time in Rome inspired the sound of Arcadia, stating: “When I was looking out the window in Rome, I wanted this type of electronic music to feel as organic as what I was seeing. I don’t think any of the tools that I’m using are particularly new—a lot of the MIDI instruments have been around for 15 years—but the compositions make them sound less electronic, more mysterious.”The record was made entirely on Polachek’s laptop without instruments or external microphones. She sang vocals directly into her computer’s built in microphone, making use of hotel closets, quiet airport gates, and spare dressing rooms during Chairlift’s world tour. The album artwork was shot by New York photographer Tim Barber.