Artist: Virginia Wing Title Of Album: Measures of Joy Year Of Release: 2014 Label: Fire Records Genre: Indie Rock, Lo-Fi Quality: 320 Kbps Total Time: 43:33 min Total Size: 101 MB
01 The Body Is A Clear Place 02 Estuary 03 World Contact 04 In The Mirror It's Sunday 05 A Complex Outline 06 Meshes 07 Juniper 08 Read The Rules 09 An Arabesque 10 Marnie 11 First And Fourth 12 Gold Thread
Measures Of Joy is the debut album from South London based group Virginia Wing, due to be released on Fire Records in November. The album is a work of psychedelic majesty that avoids the rockist trappings that many contemporary bands fall into; speaking to everyday anxiety and isolation and in contrast, seeking to evoke an inner world of pastoral fortification. The startlingly realised collection draws influence from the radiophonic sounds of Broadcast, the kosmische wonder of Cluster and the rhythmic propulsion of This Heat whilst never directly emulating any particular style. Building on the experimentations found on their 7" on Critical Heights and a 12" EP on Faux Discx, Measures Of Joy encompasses spoken-word passages, brooding electronics and musique concrete influences to create songs that are at once immediate and truly strange. From the metronomic pulse of "World Contact" and the avant-pop of "Marnie" to the sonic experimentation of "Gold Thread", Measures Of Joy is a record that consistently surprises and ensnares; a collection of hallucinogenic pop-songs played with a sense of urgency and an experimental verve. Virginia Wing is Alice Merida Richards, Sam Pillay and Sebastian Truskolaski. The album was recorded at Holy Mountain Studios by Misha Hering.