Photo by Rob Orchard
Penelope Trappes may have been born in Australia but it makes more sense that she’s now based in the UK once you hear her latest album ‘Heavenly Spheres.’ Penelope creates music which is discomfiting and harrowing and it’s beauty belongs to this land of grey and quiet: standing on a pier, facing the stark coldness of the seaside; traversing green fields, trying to get home before the mist descends upon the moors.
“intimate and surreal—like watching yourself mourn intense tragedy from an outsider’s vantage point.” – Bandcamp
“the sound of dust motes momentarily caught in a shaft of moonlight, of spirits pushing through from another realm. Alluring yet unsettling.” -Electronic Sound
“striking work of evolution and deconstruction” -The Wire
“Summoning the great ghosts of vintage 4AD and Kranky” -Pitchfork
Brighton-based audio-visual artist Agnes Haus creates fractured noisy audio landscapes with a small modular synthesizer, along with experimental visual work for other sound-based artists. Their debut album, Sequel, is out now on the iconic cult cassette label, Opal Tapes.
They have with Penelope Trappes over the last 6 years on all of her photography, art and video direction.