Mary Lattimore has shared details of a new album, titled Silver Ladders.
Returning to Ghostly International, you can get a glimpse of the album with lead track’ Sometimes He’s In My Dreams’, which is streaming below. The record comes two years on from her last full-length project, 2018’s Hundreds Of Days, which was also released on Ghostly.
The record was recorded in collaboration with Neil Halstead (Slowdive) and sees the pair reforming three existing demos and improvising on the remaining four songs.
Speaking about the album’s lead track, Lattimore explains: “It’s a song borne from a long improvisation – it was a section we both liked out of a longer piece. After I finished playing, Neil shaped it and looped part of it and then added his dreamy guitar line. What started out as simple meandering solo harp with a ricocheting delay got a little deeper and more fully formed with Neil’s help. It’s probably my favourite part of the record because it’s nothing I would’ve thought to do, having made a lot of music on my own on the past.”
The album was recorded in Cornwall over nine days at Halstead’s studio stationed on an old airfield and finds Lattimore exercising her usual command and restraint on the harp while Halstead provides flourishes of low-end synth and guitar.
Ghostly will release Silver Ladders on 9th October. Pre-order here.
1. Pine Trees
2. Silver Ladders
3. Til A Mermaid Drags You Under
4. Sometimes He’s In My Dreams
5. Chop on the Climbout
6. Don’t Look
7. Thirty Tulips