A conglomeration of diverse musical personalities with curious overlaps in their spheres of influence...
Produced by John Alexander Busi and Heidi Harris
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at TheSPACErecordingSTUDIO:
Debut members: Heidi Harris (vocals, piano, synthesizer, guitar, clarinet, theremin, noise makers, glockenspiel, singing bowl) ...
→ Tea Leigh (supporting vocals) Alex Busi (drums,bass,producer/engineer) Decrepit Jaw (mixtape DJ) Marbar (drums, bass, guitar) Annie Levey (flute, banjo) Jessica Nickel (viola) NativeNaive (supporting vocals, organ) Jessie Shaffer (supporting vocals, violin)
Album artwork by Eta: www.andtheflying.fish
"In the several years since I became aware of Heidi Harris she has been a prolific releaser of recordings, in a bewildering array of incarnations and collaborations, although her creative practice has always remained a recognisable thread, and it’s been a pleasure to follow her through so much growth and change. Two of the tunes on this release are also to be found on a Knife Thrower’s Assistance EP I’ve coincidentally been listening to lately, which gives me the opportunity to hear how Harris’ material fares with different sets of collaborators. The answer, roughly, is that it retains a very clear compositional identity, but that she does not squander the opportunity to make some new music. This is one of her great strengths as an artist, that she keeps worrying away at the same concerns, and she keeps finding new and creative ways to approach them: for many musicians, artistic growth means trying a lot of disparate things in series, but there’s a real sense of direction here. Harris is exploring, and this, in the company of this team of intrepid companions, is how far she’s got: Go To Stay is her missive back home. With the solid electric bass contributed by Alex Busi and Marbar the music on this album sounds something like rock at times, which is a departure, and brings a new level of bodily engagement to a practice that can often lean toward the ethereal. The ethereal is still present, I’m glad to say, in the drifting glimmers that introduce ‘The Weight’ for instance, and there has always been a rootedness to Harris’ music, but now she has added an emphatic, earthy thump to her palette, which extends her affective range. The music here takes the stylistic materials of Americana as a point of departure, and depart it does, into lo-fi experimental soundscapes, happy accidents and fortuitous concretions, that I hesitate to call psychedelic because it is so much its own thing, and I don’t want to take any lazy shortcuts towards the language that might describe it. At times we are in clearly experimental, disorientating ambient spaces, and at others we are in very clearly structured songs, but I always get the impression that both poles of Harris’ practice are striving towards the same thing: to forge a listening experience that is as unique and unpredictable as life. Go To Stay is a beautiful, unique and genuinely progressive piece of work."
From: "Various Artists – Album Roundup" by, Oliver Arditi
"Chic and impertinent. Vocals gliding over scurrying sounds like a cat at its bowl. It has stolen, buried, and resurrected the pop song's liveliness."
From: dasklienicum.blogspot by, Eike Klien