Lyra Pramuk - Fountain
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2020 Ratings: #248
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This is a life-affirming album which is not held back by the restrictions of linguistics and the limitations that words bring, and it may be just what you need to lift you out of yourself in these troubled times.

In form and in practice, Pramuk’s debut album generously looks inward to illuminate the multiplicity of the self.

I’ve been fascinated by artists that intend to use their voice as a foundation for their art. We’ve got Julianna Barwick, who spins ethereal worlds with sound waves like delicate silk. We have Holly Herndon, who created an AI project that processed vocals and sang alongside a choir. We also have Anna Homler, whose vocals transfix the listener as they toy with one another through endless buildups, layering themselves into an unruly transfusion.

And now, we have Lyra Pramuk - a ... read more
I am not one who has much experience within A Cappella but I nevertheless find it an intriguing and the how the initialization of one voice can harness many different sounds, textures and even emotion. Lyra Pramuk showcases this beautifully. With a more focus on post-minimalism and ambient by the use of her voice which is lush, is astounding the amount of texture display on Fountain is overwhelming to create an ethereal and hypnotic 42 minutes of bliss. For that, I have to condemn how much ... read more
It is everything a bat can ask for: an exquisite and precious experimental album in times of coronavirus.

First test result: hella positive.
The blueprint of Caroline Shaw's Partita is there, but the dance music influence and Pramuk's unique practice makes the record stand on its own. Kinetic forms rubbing up against each other; the human voice as the ultimate synthesizer. Awesome record.
"Fountain" is an album entirely created by Pramuk's vocals. She practices with her voice to create different soundscapes with mixed results. Some of the songs are exceptional and other feel just ok.

Highlights: "Tendril","Mirror","Gossip"
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Added on: March 20, 2020