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Following the collaborative "hybrid project" Whale Song in the same year, Landshapes' third proper studio long-player, Contact, was recorded with a different approach than prior albums. With the intention to avoid tendencies toward "preciousness," as lead vocalist Luisa Gerstein put it, they tracked the songs live in the studio with producer Kwes. The sessions also included some fresh timbres, including first-time guitar pedals and synths. Starting things off with a bang, so to speak, the album opens with a chord-underscored burst of noise on "Rosemary," a prologue-type track that eventually settles into their spooky retro pop/rock. Crashing cymbals, distorted vocals, and mechanical blips are all part of its high-contrast design. That leads into the jammy, melodic psychedelic rock of "Siberia," while third track "Drama" introduces four on the floor and spacy synths. Throughout the album, these varied stylistic references are tied together by the '60s psych-pop vibe of Gerstein's vocal lines, with touches like the glitchy signal noise and swirling engine-like effects, in the case of "Drama," implying a complementary mid-century sci-fi. Also tying things together is the live aspect; whether taking in the dreamy sinuousness of "I'm Mortal" or the explosive, chanting pop of "Let Me Be," the songs here live and breathe. The latter's stomping drums, jagged guitar interjections, and brief eruptions of rhythmic cacophony play out like an encore. The album's actual closer, "Conductor," is an airy, wistful piano ballad turned rock improvisation that ends things in appropriately dramatic fashion. While Contact's exploratory bent doesn't produce to the band's most memorable material track for track, it's an engaging long-form listen for those who plug in.
© Marcy Donelson /TiVo

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1
Rosemary
00:03:15

Luisa Gerstein, Composer - Kwes, Producer, MixingEngineer - Landshapes, MainArtist - Heloise Tunstall-Behrens, Composer - JEMMA FREEMAN, Composer - Daniel Blackett, Composer

2020 Bella Union 2020 Bella Union

2
Siberia
00:03:25

Luisa Gerstein, Composer - Kwes, Producer, MixingEngineer - Landshapes, MainArtist - Heloise Tunstall-Behrens, Composer - JEMMA FREEMAN, Composer - Daniel Blackett, Composer

2020 Bella Union 2020 Bella Union

3
Drama
00:03:38

Luisa Gerstein, Composer - Kwes, Producer, MixingEngineer - Landshapes, MainArtist - Heloise Tunstall-Behrens, Composer - JEMMA FREEMAN, Composer - Daniel Blackett, Composer

2020 Bella Union 2020 Bella Union

4
The Ring
00:03:09

Luisa Gerstein, Composer - Kwes, Producer, MixingEngineer - Landshapes, MainArtist - Heloise Tunstall-Behrens, Composer - JEMMA FREEMAN, Composer - Daniel Blackett, Composer

2020 Bella Union 2020 Bella Union

5
Real Love is Dead
00:03:37

Luisa Gerstein, Composer - Kwes, Producer, MixingEngineer - Landshapes, MainArtist - Heloise Tunstall-Behrens, Composer - JEMMA FREEMAN, Composer - Daniel Blackett, Composer

2020 Bella Union 2020 Bella Union

6
I'm Mortal
00:03:02

Luisa Gerstein, Composer - Kwes, Producer, MixingEngineer - Landshapes, MainArtist - Heloise Tunstall-Behrens, Composer - JEMMA FREEMAN, Composer - Daniel Blackett, Composer

2020 Bella Union 2020 Bella Union

7
Dizzee
00:04:25

Luisa Gerstein, Composer - Kwes, Producer, MixingEngineer - Landshapes, MainArtist - Heloise Tunstall-Behrens, Composer - JEMMA FREEMAN, Composer - Daniel Blackett, Composer

2020 Bella Union 2020 Bella Union

8
Let Me Be
00:03:19

Luisa Gerstein, Composer - Kwes, Producer, MixingEngineer - Landshapes, MainArtist - Heloise Tunstall-Behrens, Composer - JEMMA FREEMAN, Composer - Daniel Blackett, Composer

2020 Bella Union 2020 Bella Union

9
Just A Plug
00:04:08

Luisa Gerstein, Composer - Kwes, Producer, MixingEngineer - Landshapes, MainArtist - Heloise Tunstall-Behrens, Composer - JEMMA FREEMAN, Composer - Daniel Blackett, Composer

2020 Bella Union 2020 Bella Union

10
Conductor
00:03:37

Luisa Gerstein, Composer - Kwes, Producer, MixingEngineer - Landshapes, MainArtist - Heloise Tunstall-Behrens, Composer - JEMMA FREEMAN, Composer - Daniel Blackett, Composer

2020 Bella Union 2020 Bella Union

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Following the collaborative "hybrid project" Whale Song in the same year, Landshapes' third proper studio long-player, Contact, was recorded with a different approach than prior albums. With the intention to avoid tendencies toward "preciousness," as lead vocalist Luisa Gerstein put it, they tracked the songs live in the studio with producer Kwes. The sessions also included some fresh timbres, including first-time guitar pedals and synths. Starting things off with a bang, so to speak, the album opens with a chord-underscored burst of noise on "Rosemary," a prologue-type track that eventually settles into their spooky retro pop/rock. Crashing cymbals, distorted vocals, and mechanical blips are all part of its high-contrast design. That leads into the jammy, melodic psychedelic rock of "Siberia," while third track "Drama" introduces four on the floor and spacy synths. Throughout the album, these varied stylistic references are tied together by the '60s psych-pop vibe of Gerstein's vocal lines, with touches like the glitchy signal noise and swirling engine-like effects, in the case of "Drama," implying a complementary mid-century sci-fi. Also tying things together is the live aspect; whether taking in the dreamy sinuousness of "I'm Mortal" or the explosive, chanting pop of "Let Me Be," the songs here live and breathe. The latter's stomping drums, jagged guitar interjections, and brief eruptions of rhythmic cacophony play out like an encore. The album's actual closer, "Conductor," is an airy, wistful piano ballad turned rock improvisation that ends things in appropriately dramatic fashion. While Contact's exploratory bent doesn't produce to the band's most memorable material track for track, it's an engaging long-form listen for those who plug in.
© Marcy Donelson /TiVo

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