Michele Mercure's album Beside Herself. Available here on Double LP and Standard CD.
The anthological scope of Beside Herself joins Eye Chant to restore the canon of Mercure’s arrest- ing dream-music, revisiting this anomalous creator’s breakthrough material. Beside Herself will be released on double LP, CD, and digital formats on November 9, 2018. The set features liner notes by Emily Pothast and an incredible array of unseen photography and ephemera of the era.
Mercure’s sound is a porous electronic art that overlaps ambient, abstract, and industrial sensi- bilities – its spaciousness reveals an artist attuned cinematically rather than for radio play or public performance. She approached the latter theatrically, and rarely, disdaining most live shows as too serious, and bringing her music to bare on her audiences in playful, immersive contexts. On record- ings, Mercure’s night lit synth music evokes non-con ned environments, at once expressionistic and minimal and always aware of its surroundings.
LPx2 - Standard Double LP.
CD - Standard CD.