With her debut solo album ‘Skylla’ arriving on 9th July, Ruth Goller shares the brilliantly titled track ‘When they came closer she realised they were alien creatures (M3)’.
A well-known figure in the UK jazz and improv scenes over the past 16 years, the ten-track LP shines a long-awaited light on Goller as a solo artist, after many years performing and recording with the likes of Shabaka Hutchings, Sam Amidon, Mercury-Award nominee Kit Downes, Vula Veil and more.
On ‘Skylla’, Goller composed instinctively based on what she hears at any given moment, which in some ways sees her returning to the pure untaught instincts that drove her as a teen punk musician. Speaking about the spontaneous nature of the record, she explains, “at that point muscle memory doesn’t work anymore, so I have to trust my ear completely.
Marking the fourth release on Bex Burch’s Vula Viel Records, the album features vocalists Lauren Kinsella and Alice Grant, with Kit Downes handling the production and mixing.
We really can’t wait to hear the rest of the record because the two tracks ( check the other song here) we’ve heard so far are pretty stunning!
1.Often They Came To Visit, Even Just To See How She Was (M1)
2.In More Turbulent Times, She Managed To Take The Perfect Shot (M4)
3.What’s Really Important She Wanted To Know – Part 1 (M6)
4.What’s Really Important She Wanted To Know – Part 2 (M7)
5.What’s Up Is Not What’s Real Most Of The Time (M5)
6.When They Came Closer She Realised They Were Alien Creatures (M3)
7.The Shine Of Gold Was Too Strong (M8)
8.When She Curled Up They Started Dancing (M2)
9.He Was Painting Her Face With Colours She Had Never Seen (M9)
10.I Is One (M10)
Pre-order Skylla here.