Elysia Crampton

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American Drift (Blueberry, 2015), 6.5/10
Demon City (Break World, 2016), 6/10
Spots y Escupitajo (Vinyl Factory, 2017), 5/10
Elysia Crampton (Break World, 2018), 6.5/10 (EP)
Orcorara 2010 (2020), 5.5/10

  • Elysia Crampton

    The concept album Orcorara 2010 (2020), originally the soundtrack of an art installation, toys with a number of techniques without settling into anyone in particular, from the percussive feast of Spring of Wound to the ambient tranquillity of Crest and to the sinister glitchy drones of Abolition. The eight-minute opener, Secret Ravine, is in fact a manifesto of this method, running the gamut from hellich electronics to Steve Reich-style piano minimalism with all sorts of detours, including a cute vibrato guitar riff. Unfortunately too much of the album is taken up by spoken-word sections (mostly poetry reading), notably the endless 15-minute Morning Star-Red Glare-Sequoia Bridge. This album also marks her venture into semi-classical music: if Homeless is a rather amateurish piano sonata, a female singer intones the prayer-like chamber lied Crucifixion, a much more poignant piece.

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