Heartnoize & A.M.180 present:
Conciliatory piano tones, a touch of melancholy and an intimate confession that gives a glimpse into the depths of grief. On the first track of Return, Emma Ruth Rundle’s latest album Engine of Hell, she opens the way to experiencing the innermost emotions and to reconciliation.
The American singer-songwriter and visual artist will present her latest work on 14 November at Venus in Švehlovka. “Rundle stands alone among the mausoleums, unearthing from the ground skeletons buried in the depths of her psychogeography. The album is stripped of percussion and sound effects and remains both empathetic and intimate,” Pitchfork magazine reviews Engine of Hell.
Folk, ambient and sludge metal elements have been with the Californian musician’s work since her first solo recordings over a decade ago. Over the course of her career, she’s made albums full of dreamy abstractions (debut Electric Guitar: One), maximalist sonic textures (Nocturnes or a collaboration with Chelsea Wolfe) and classic songwriting (Some Heavy Ocean). On last year’s Engine of Hell, Emma Ruth Rundle returns to the neglected instrument of her childhood, the piano.
Accompanied by its tones, she comes to terms with old and new traumas, and while she offers no clear-cut solutions, her music is full of understanding.