Sarah Louise - Earth Bow
Media Condition: NM (Near Mint, played a few times in-store)
Jacket Condition: M (New; Mint)
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"At first glance, Sarah Louise might seem an unlikely candidate to credit technology as inspiration for her new album, Earth Bow. After all, she has lived in rural Appalachia for the last decade, foraging numerous species of wild mushroom, concocting medicine from plants she gathers, and performing what she terms 'Earth Practices' to deepen her relationship with the natural world. But it is precisely her ability to find connections between false binaries that makes this album so novel and richly immersive. Louise conceived Earth Bow as an interconnected ecosystem, meant to evolve, interact and grow. Known for her inventive guitar playing, vocal harmonies and electronic experiments, it was her use of the SP-404SX sampler that became a primary inspiration for the album's woven nature. 'Improvising with the 404 during live shows allows me to collaborate with the music as a living system, almost the way generative music works,' she says. 'I kept finding more and more samples that worked together and realized I wanted to connect the entire record -- and that there were many ways it could be connected.' Through this process, what began as eight core songs blossomed into two sweeping suites.