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Clair

This is the lead track from a forthcoming album (‘Earth Mothers’, release slated for mid-July) by Clair (aka Glasgow-based musician Clair Crawford) – her first release under this moniker.

The track, which could be described as “ambient” but let’s not jump to conclusions, starts with a variety of found sounds, including various water and waves before getting into a steely percussion groove with disembodied backing vocals. There are other keyboard notes and sounds, and the overall effect is like being immersed in a deep sonic pool, letting everything else fade away.

There are also strings towards the end, and a feeling of at-oneness with the sounds of the natural world, something all of us can benefit from in this sometimes soulless digital hell we seem to have backed ourselves into.

BM looks forward to hearing the full album from this single-minded and unique artist.