Sample The Sky Laura Misch

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  • 1Hide To Seek04:46
  • 2Light Years04:07
  • 3Portals02:41
  • 4Outer Edges01:51
  • 5Listen To The Sky02:52
  • 6Widening Circles04:30
  • 7City Lungs03:40
  • 8Sax Rise02:57
  • 9Wild Swim03:33
  • 10Birdseye02:24
  • Total Runtime33:21

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An enchanting journey through London’s wild edgelands, the LP is an ode care, connection and listening to the natural world. ‘Sample The Sky’ responds to nature's patterns through organic electronic productions, embodied lyrics, wind inspired saxophone, singing and synthesis all woven into intricately crafted left-field pop songs. A departure from her previous, more isolated bedroom-produced work (critically acclaimed EPs ‘Playground’ and ‘Lonely City’ released in 2017 and 2019 respectively), Laura opened up every aspect of the process to her South London creative community. This ranges from guest musicians and field recordists to painters, florists, dancers and tapestry makers. Though some songs had been years in the making, the catalyst for the record's crystallisation was a year-long collaboration with composer and producer William Arcane, whose “synth wizardry” caught Laura’s ears. Every sound on the record has been played, synthesised or recorded from scratch, shaping it into its near final form before weaving in performances from Laura’s recently formed live band; Marysia Osu on harp and Tomáš Kašpar on guitar.

"Sample The Sky" is also a reference to sampling culture in music, and Laura’s musical influences spanning from early experimental electronic music pioneers to 90’s pop and R&B. She continues; “My saxophone teacher was in the Kick Horns, a horn section that arranged and played horns on songs like Green Light by Beyonce, obviously as an 11 year old that was the coolest thing ever, so as I was discovering music, I was always listening out for the horn sections. That’s how I got hooked on the saxophone”. As a self-taught electronic producer, it wasn’t until much later that she discovered the genesis of electronic music and became interested in the tape works of Daphne Oram, the wild synthesis of Suzanne Ciani and the environmentally aware sonic meditations of Pauline Oliveros. “There was so much experimentation and boundary pushing in each of their practices and that moved me in the same way a lot of 90s sample-based production did, it felt so magical and radical to me. I wanted to make a record that is a constellation of these influences.”

Laura Misch

Laura Misch
is a singer, songwriter, saxophonist and electronic producer fromSouth London. Deftly lacing future jazz, alternative pop and dreamyelectronica into a mesmerising stew, her ethereal sonics and visceral lyricshave put listeners under the spell of her beautifully emotive productions.For her Words and Sounds Festival performance Laura will be premiering newwork for the first time along with previous songs entirely reimagined withMarysia Osuchowska on harp and Tomáš Kaspar on electronics.Expect an evening of deep listening, meditative beats and emotive storytellingthough saxophone, synthesisers and song.

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