IKSRE - Intermission
Intermission is the sophomore album from IKSRE (I Keep Seeing Rainbows Everywhere) – aka Naarm/Melbourne-based vocalist, multi instrumentalist and producer, Phoebe Dubar. A year in the making and finished during lockdown, this nine-track album features her trademark lush synths, layered vocals, strings and binaural beats, against the epic backdrop of field recordings captured up and down the east coast of Australia. It’s an aural holiday for a year of restricted movement.
In addition to previously released singles, Wylah, August and A Day Off, the album features six new tracks: Gibbous, a sonic exploration of man vs machine. It opens with the freakish, robotic birdcall of the Spangled Drongo, patiently unfolding to a crescendo of synths, vocals and strings, before closing with a chorus of other birdcalls. It highlights the importance of the field recordings in Dubar’s creative process; every single one taken by her, at the start of the writing process, and informs the ensuing song.
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