Penelope Three (Mother's Blood Edition) Penelope Trappes

Album Info

Album Veröffentlichung:
2021

HRA-Veröffentlichung:
10.12.2021

Label: Houndstooth

Genre: Electronic

Subgenre: Ambient

Interpret: Penelope Trappes

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  • 1Veil (Mother's Blood Version)02:43
  • 2Nervous (Mother's Blood Version)09:36
  • 3Forest (Mother's Blood Version)07:15
  • 4Fur & Feather (Mother's Blood Version)07:27
  • 5Red Yellow (Mother's Blood Version)06:26
  • 6Halfway Point (Mother's Blood Version)06:26
  • 7Blood Moon (Mother's Blood Version)04:56
  • 8Lucky Eleven (Mother's Blood Version)06:01
  • 9Northern Light (Mother's Blood Version)05:14
  • 10Awkward Matriarch (Mother's Blood Version)06:10
  • Total Runtime01:02:14

Info zu Penelope Three (Mother's Blood Edition)

"Penelope Three" is the third and final installment of Australian-born Brighton-based musician Penelope Trappes’ trilogy. She completes her ambitious and other-worldly triptych with an album of healing, on which she looks to release herself from fear and into love, evoked in Penelope’s signature ambient gothic dreamlands that are equal parts shoe-gaze pop and surrealist soundscapes. In Penelope Three, she explores her metamorphosis through tales of motherhood, the divine feminine, anxiety, healing powers and their spiritual connections through vocal loops, piano and guitar drenched in reverb, all underpinned by subterranean drones. “This is my most personal album to date,” she says of Penelope Three. “I’m digging up the underworld with visual motifs, and a mystical, gothic darkness that symbolizes my struggles. Yet the universal message is that of overcoming our fears to allow the love in. This is the healing."

"The record’s fortified production also helps on that front. Album opener “Veil” showcases Trappes’ vocal range—in her younger days, she actually studied opera—while “Forest” and “Northern Light” both employ ominous strings to ratchet up the drama. Her compositions have become less ephemeral, and while there’s still a haunting, dreamlike quality to the work, Penelope Three never attempts to skate by on aesthetic alone. Perhaps some lo-fi charm has been lost along the way, but these are proper songs, and Trappes has centered herself in the narrative while solidifying a sound that was already spellbinding to begin with. It’s difficult to know how audiences will respond—added polish isn’t always appreciated in independent-music circles—but if Trappes was all that concerned with what people thought, she likely wouldn’t have finished this trilogy in the first place." (Shawn Reynaldo, pitchfork.com)

Penelope Trappes




Penelope Trappes
is a London-based, Australian-born vocalist, musician and ethereal soundscaper. She spent 2016 writing and recording what would become her first solo album, ‘Penelope One’ in a piano studio in East London. Composed of mostly percussion-less, reverb-heavy haunting atmospherics with dystopian themes, the LP was released via Optimo Music in 2017 on vinyl and as a photo book. The first single ‘Puppets’ premiered by opening the Fendi SS17 runway show.

Penelope signed to Houndstooth in 2018 and released her sophomore LP ‘Penelope Two’ to critical acclaim. The minimalist, ethereal album was built around field recordings, meditations, guitars, synth drones, piano and reverb, and deals with mortality, predestination and empathy. 2019 saw the release of ‘Penelope Redeux’ consisting of reworks of songs from ‘Penelope Two’ by Cosey Fanni Tutti, Mogwai, Félicia Atkinson, Nik Colk Void and more. ‘Penelope Three’ will be out in Spring of 2021 on Houndstooth.

When not making music Penelope works on photography, video and performance art as part of a visual arts collective, Agnes Haus.

“Referencing Scott Walker and This Mortal Coil, Trappes uses a minimal palette to frame her spellbinding, spectral songs in a starkly beautiful sound, suggesting a collaboration between Mazzy Star and Leyland Kirby, or Felicia Atkinson writing for Lynch. Truly remarkable” Boomkat

“A shiver inducing introspective work, drawing influence from Nick Cave and Grouper” The FADER

“A majestic collection of dystopian lullabies” 20 Jazz Funk Greats



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