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This year marks a significant anniversary for U.S. Girls, the protean musical enterprise of multi- disciplinary artist, Meg Remy. 10 years ago Remy first used a 4-track recorder and a microphone to self-produce a series of spontaneous, starkly musical, instant expressions. These collisions of static, clang and sung melody seem in retrospect like a uniquely American display of minimalism, an unmistakably feminine counterbalance to Nebraska or Rev & Vegas early sonic confrontations. In contrast, her latest work for 4AD, In A Poem Unlimited, Remys 6th album and 2nd LP for the label, was painstakingly crafted in multiple studios by a creative cast of 20+ collaborators. Remy traverses an immediate and increasingly politicized vision over the course of this decade of work. And while U.S. Girls, denoting the plural, is no longer a misnomer, In A Poem Unlimited may be Remys most individually distilled protest to date.Opening with a dark, conga-infused drum break, lead-off track Velvet For Sale establishes a moody, distinctly mysterious feel. If Half Free (Remys 2015 4AD offering) trafficked in dusty, sample-based textures, Poem represents an inversion of that instrumental formula; the non-sampled rhythms are themselves eminently sample-able. The newfound grooviness speaks to a central element of the new albums collaborative spirit. All tracks save for two were performed by The Cosmic Range, an accomplished instrumental collective from Toronto, Remys adoptive hometown. Assembled by Matthew Dunn in 2014, The Cosmic Range is composed of some of Canadas most accomplished improvisers, and includes longtime U.S. Girls producer / foil Maximilian Twig Turnbull. The Range-- whose eclectic combination of improvised psych, jazz, and propulsive dance music was first recorded on their 2016 New Latitudes debut (Ide Fixe)--is put to work here on a song cycle that is typically diverse for a U.S. Girls album. Remy is not content merely to establish a new sonic palette on successive alb
April 28, 2019
April 28, 2019
U Street Music Hall 1115 U Street NW Washington, District of Columbia 20001 United States
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