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Album artwork for Kelly Lee Owens by Kelly Lee Owens

Before starting work on the self-produced album, Owens, a 28-year old Londoner, turned her keen ear towards dance music after working with techno producer Daniel Avery in a London record store. Her voice and contributions can be heard on Avery’s Drone Logic. Since then, she self-released two white label 12”s, with the Oleic EP to follow. Her debut solo album is first and foremost Owens’ vision, a record that exudes a startling level of intimacy even in its largest-sounding moments - such as Arthur, a percolating mixture of looped vocals and rustling rhythms that rides on a perpetual near-crescendo. The song is a tribute to the late iconoclastic musician and kindred spirit Arthur Russell. “He wrote music and stayed true to his vision up until the day he died, ” Owens explains. “He didn’t compromise as an artist, and those are the kind of people I look up to - people who know what they want.” On S/T Owens translates that self-assertiveness into a record that explores a variety of moods - sadness, anxiety, darkly shaded ecstasy - with a trippy-eyed clarity and confidence that only bodes well for the future.

Kelly Lee Owens

Kelly Lee Owens

Smalltown Supersound
Album artwork for Album artwork for Kelly Lee Owens by Kelly Lee Owens by Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens
Album artwork for Kelly Lee Owens by Kelly Lee Owens
LP

$22.99

Black
Released 03/31/2017Catalogue Number

STS293lp

Kelly Lee Owens

Kelly Lee Owens

Smalltown Supersound
Album artwork for Album artwork for Kelly Lee Owens by Kelly Lee Owens by Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens
Album artwork for Kelly Lee Owens by Kelly Lee Owens
LP

$22.99

Black
Released 03/31/2017Catalogue Number

STS293lp

Before starting work on the self-produced album, Owens, a 28-year old Londoner, turned her keen ear towards dance music after working with techno producer Daniel Avery in a London record store. Her voice and contributions can be heard on Avery’s Drone Logic. Since then, she self-released two white label 12”s, with the Oleic EP to follow. Her debut solo album is first and foremost Owens’ vision, a record that exudes a startling level of intimacy even in its largest-sounding moments - such as Arthur, a percolating mixture of looped vocals and rustling rhythms that rides on a perpetual near-crescendo. The song is a tribute to the late iconoclastic musician and kindred spirit Arthur Russell. “He wrote music and stayed true to his vision up until the day he died, ” Owens explains. “He didn’t compromise as an artist, and those are the kind of people I look up to - people who know what they want.” On S/T Owens translates that self-assertiveness into a record that explores a variety of moods - sadness, anxiety, darkly shaded ecstasy - with a trippy-eyed clarity and confidence that only bodes well for the future.