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katiejane garside’s folk-noir duo ruby throat to release new album
October 29, 2009, 2:36 pm
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wie_katiejanegarsideOut Of A Black Cloud Came A Bird inspired by plane crash horror

News of fresh Ruby Throat material has come as a pleasantly unexpected surprise today as we were under the impression that all they had in the works was a re-release of their exquisitely crepuscular debut The Ventriloquist. Released on November 12th to coincide with their gig at Madame Jojo’s in London the same day, Out Of A Black Cloud Came A Bird will initially be available as a run of 500 limited edition ‘art packages’, with a standard(ish) gatefold package coming later. The evocative title seems to be a reference to the plane crash that Garside witnessed last year while hiking through the Himalayas, a traumatic experience she described to us back in September saying, “Everything I’ve done since has been infused with that experience. I’m trying to work with it; it’s given me a sense of urgency that I haven’t had for a long time.”

Lifted directly from her personal blog, the fey siren describes this new album as “A long summer of serrated, grinding seconds moving over my body, tectonic plates, a slow painful being erased, a breakdown recorded, a devastation of spirit, a desperately ‘taped on’ resolution, who and what survives? the pale art of the salesman 2009, my body a carcrash canvas, your name scratched into it, the blunt needle point of a compass slowing the traffic, who is the ‘i’ that erases ‘you’?, this is a long and arduous recording, a B movie with resentfully gorgeous camera angles, the fallendown house of ruby throat.”

Copies of the new album will be available to buy at the Madame Jojo’s gig, for which there are only a few tickets left. Visit www.ticketweb.co.uk to get one, and a small amount may be available at the door on the night.

Charlotte Richardson Andrews

 

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