Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Bachelorette Is Spooky
Bachelorette are not your usual group of electronic musicians. In fact, it's not even fair to call them a group as the band is actually just one musician who is named, Annabel Alpers. Annabel is a seemingly haunting and fragile individual who creates minimalistic ethereal songs that sound like dreams being acted out. Her latest album, Bachelorette, was recorded around the world in places as distant as New Zealand and as conflicted as Libya and it's those locations that helped shaped this record into some sort of fractured electronic folk that belongs in REM sleep.
Bachelorette is a spacial, spooky record that features voices on top of voices, strange bleeps, synths, and minimal beats. It's within this sparse world that somehow Annabel and her several collaborators create an expansive and imaginative world where it's so easy to get lost in. This is a gorgeous record that seems to lull you into a sense of solitude through it's off kilter and barely there melodies.
A big massive electronic album this is not, instead, it is a fragile, textural beauty that sounds as if it might not make it to the end. If you enjoy being lost in a dream or just wish you could be, Bachelorette have the soundtrack that's perfect for it. Strange, awkward, and on the verge of collapse Bachelorette is worth a listen to many times.