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ERICA DAWN LYLE ‘Sympoiesis’

May 18, 2023 | Experimental, Reviews

Chaotic guitar missives deserving of their very shreddy tag

When we discover a tag of very shreddy we consider it a sign post to a project worth checking out. All at once we’re proven right and rewarded as Sympoiesis unravels in a series of exquisitely chaotic guitar missives, fused with highly treated vocals, to scramble the mind.

Recorded in twelve hour a day sessions between a cycle of new moon and full moon, it could be the sound of heavy machinery chattering in the dark after lights out at the factory. Or, as Erica Dawn Lyle suggests in an accompanying essay, like a field of bugs or frogs. The piece goes on to give context to the album title by discussing current research regarding the mutual support between trees, and contemplates the destruction of the forests. Segueing into childhood and trans matters the thoughts coalesce into a moving personal memoir and call to action.

Now enriched by the words, returning to the loops of distilled goodness, we’re in mind of a network of lifeforms working in a magnificent symbiosis with Come Back As A Flower, the long form closer, possessing the power to ring in our ears for eternity.

A resident of New York & Florida, Erica Dawn Lyle is a not only a musician, but a writer, artist, curator, and founder of the Bermuda Triangle Press.

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