Smith's first LP in two years arrives May 15th via Ghostly International.
During the writing and recording of The Mosaic Of Transformation, Smith, who is "not a dancer by any traditional definition," practiced improvisatory movement daily and created her own "visual language" (vis-à-vis filmmaker Sean Hellfritsch), "stemming from the human body and comprised of vibrational shapes… a reference for how frequencies can be visualized."
"This album is my expression of love and appreciation for electricity," Smith says. "The inspiration came to me in a sudden bubble of joy. It was accompanied by a multitude of shapes that were moving seamlessly from one into the other. My movement practice has been a constant transformation piece by piece. I made this album in the same way. Every day I would transform what I did yesterday into something else."
In 2018, Smith released the single Abstractions on Make Noise, as well as Tides: Music for Meditation and Yoga on her own Touchtheplants platform. She will tour with Caribou throughout the US and EU in March and April.
Read Patric Fallon's 2016 Breaking Through featurewith Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.
Listen to "Expanding Electricity."
See Smith's upcoming dates with Caribou.
01. Unbraiding Boundless Energy Within Boundaries
03. Understanding Body Messages
04. The Steady Heart
05. Carrying Gravity
06. The Spine Is Quiet In The Center
08. Deepening The Flow Of
09. Expanding Electricity
Ghostly International will release The Mosaic of Transformation on May 15th, 2020.
Photo credit: Chantal Anderson