Mary Lattimore has recorded a full album alongside Slowdive's Neil Halstead.
The Californian harpist has crafted an enriching catalogue, but this new move could move her artistry in a distinct and refreshing direction.
New album 'Silver Ladders' was recorded in Cornwall, with the harpiest working alongside shoegaze legend Neil Halstead.
Co-founder of Slowdive, Halstead acts as producer on the project, the pair using his studio on an old airfield on the south coast.
Mary recalls: “I flew on a little plane to Newquay in Cornwall where he lives with his lovely partner Ingrid and their baby. I didn't know what his studio was like, he'd never recorded a harp, but somehow it really worked.”
'Silver Ladders' will be released on October 9th, trailed by the beautiful sounds of new single 'Sometimes He's In My Dreams'.
A song that emphasises the dual nature of their creative relationship, it finds Mary's harp augmented by those distinctly recognisable guitar sounds.
She explains: "It's a song borne from a long improvisation - it was a section we both liked out of a longer piece. After I finished playing, Neil shaped it and looped part of it and then added his dreamy guitar line."
"What started out as simple meandering solo harp with a ricocheting delay got a little deeper and more fully formed with Neil's help. It's probably my favorite part of the record because it's nothing I would've thought to do, having made a lot of music on my own on the past. Plus, that guitar!"
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Rachael Pony Cassells
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