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“After receiving her musical gifts in the context of collaborative projects for so long, listeners should jump on this opportunity to hear her solo work.”

"In her hands, the violin becomes a bountiful source of adventurous possibilities. Makes the strongest of all possible cases for Moss's credibility as a solo artist."
Pools Of LightJessica MossCD / 180gLP / DL
Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On EverythingThee SIlver Mt. ZIon Memorial Orchestra   CD / 180gLP / DL
Born Into Trouble As The Sparks Fly UpwardThee SIlver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra   CD / 2x10" / DL
Stand Above The StreamsJason Sharp180gLP / DL
A Common TruthSaltlandCD / 180gLP / DL
The Infected MassThose Who Walk AwayCD / 180gLP / DL
Never were the way she wasColin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld   CD / 180gLP / DL
Shortwave NightsHiss Tracts   CD / 180gLP / DL


And get immediate download of album track "Particles (Edit)"


Deluxe 180gram vinyl pressing from Optimal (Germany) comes in a heavyweight 24pt jacket with black polylined audiophile dust sleeve, 12"x24" art print poster, 12"x12" art/credit insert and 320kbps MP3 download card.



CD comes in a 20pt mini-gatefold jacket printed on 100% recycled CCNB with matte UV varnish and a black inner dust sleeve for the disc.


Jessica Moss has been blossoming as a solo artist since the release of her acclaimed debut album Pools Of Light in spring 2017. The violinist, composer and singer best known for her fifteen-year tenure in political post-punk band Thee Silver Mt. Zion is newly ascendant as a soloist, captivating audiences with gritty, warmly expressive electronic- and drone-inflected post-classical Minimalism (and sometimes Maximalism), accented by a distinctive melodic sensibility that channels Klezmer, Balkan and Middle Eastern tropes. Moss has played 80 shows in the past year, including appearances at Big Ears, WSO New Music, Le Guess Who?, Zemlika and Supersonic, participation in multiple editions of Basilica Hudson’s 24-Hour Drone Fest, and a mix of headlining dates and opening slots for the likes of Zu, BIG|BRAVE (on whose most recent album she also plays), and labelmates Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
On Entanglement, her new and second album, Moss channels quantum theory as a metaphor for creating energetic connections through esoteric processes. Using violin (and occasionally, voice) as sound source, her compositions are set in motion like entangled particles – spinning, ricocheting, warping and stretching in extra-dimensional space. “Particles”, the magnificent 22-minute opus on Side One, is a stunning transmission of cosmos-level wonder, mystery and dread. Conjuring up sound as if from dark energy, the piece gradually humanises the void as a circling string theme develops then retracts to a single note, stretches space-time through a slowly developing drone, and clears a haunted celestial expanse for Moss to introduce hushed, keening vocal lines that layer one upon the other. “Fractals” on Side Two is a work in four parts that unspools through various iterations of folk-inflected phrases, played on amplified violin, sampled in real-time, and redeployed in entwined pairings, echoes and cascades. Here, Moss wields the violin with a narrative intent perhaps more commonly associated with solo horn in the jazz tradition – the power of the single melodic line, the instrument as expressive analogue to human speech and voice.
Profoundly informed by the experiences of traveling alone – playing in precarious spaces preserved by passionate subcultural communities, attempting fragile, intimate, abstract transmissions through sound and performance – Moss’s new music on Entanglement invokes the striving for communication/connection in isolation, the mysterious energies that bind the singular and the universal, and the indomitably terrestrial energies that bring micro-communities of people together to partake sustainably and attentively in human-scale shared experiences. This is long-attention-span music that wonderfully synthesises form and substance, spit and polish, austerity and lushness, expansiveness and intimacy. Entanglement is a deeply felt and deeply rewarding work that testifies to the unique stylistic and textural space Moss is carving out in the contemporary/New Music continuum. Thanks for listening.

Packaging notes
Audiophile 180gram pressing in midnight ultra-black vinyl from Optimal (Germany) comes in a thick 24pt jacket with Matte UV vanrish, a black paper polylined inner dust sleeve, 12"x24" art print poster, 12"x12" art/credit insert and 320kbps MP3 download card. CD comes in a mini-gatefold jacket printed on 100% recycled 20pt CCNB with Matte UV varnish and a black paper inner sleeve for the disc.
Cover art features a painting commissioned from Montréal artist Corri-Lynn Tetz, rendering a photograph by Moss.
01. Particles
02. Fractals (Truth 1)
03. Fractals (Truth 2)
04. Fractals (Truth 3)
05. Fractals (Truth 4)
Release date: 26 Oct 2018
Running time: 43:21

Music by Jessica Moss
Recording, mixing, filter sweeps & infinite patience by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh
Recorded at Hotel2Tango, 6 St V and Breakglass
Mastering and lunch by Harris Newman
Cover painting by Corri-Lynn Tetz