RCD2172 - Phaedra: Blackwinged Night (CD/LP)
Please note that the vinyl edition is delayed and will ship in week 26.
Phaedra´s debut album "The Sea" (2011) received fantastic international reviews in magazines as diverse as The Wire, Uncut, Shindig and Prog, drawing lines to Vashti Bunyan, Elizabeth Frazer and Nico, while Chicago Reader wrote "this is one of the loveliest, most striking albums, unlike anything I´ve heard in years". "Blackwinged Night" is the follow-up, and the second album in a triology, a lyrical and musical cycle with its own mythological structure. From the ethereal folk universe of the debut, "Blackwinged Night" dives into a darker dream pop underworld, where acoustic elements of woodwinds, strings and marimba are mixed with layers of analog synths, bigger drums and darker bass lines. Vocals are as crystal clear and haunting as ever, with lyrics circling around themes like creation and collaps, time and falling stars.
Produced by Phaedra, mixed by Christian Engfelt and mastered by legendary Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound.
The vinyl edition includes the full album on CD.