Things have been a little quiet around the Volutes HQ, as I've been experimenting with new work. I've recently released a new track as part of Chicago-based Impossible Colors' "Paper Portals" series. The track comes with limited edition post cards with Kriss Stress art. You can purchase the track or subscribe to the series here: impossiblecolors.org/paperportals/
My new, full-length LP "The Quiet Hours" will be released on October 1st, 2015. The album will be available for digital download, as well as on cassette tape on the Volutes Bandcamp page. The cover art was created by Modeseventyeight. The album is the culmination of nearly two years of grief, mourning and writing. It is an album about grieving and the transformative nature of grief. But at its simplest, it's a eulogy for my mother who passed away on January 6, 2014.
I'll be playing the wonderful Whistler on October 9. DJ Jerome Derradji will be performing sets throughout the evening. Come out for a fun evening of house-inspired music. For more information, see the Whistler's website.
Tune in to Kinetic Shapes on Radio One Chicago on Thursday, August 21 at 6:30pm CST to hear Vivian Garcia (Flymariposa) and I discuss the experience of musicians of color in Chicago's music scene, feminism in music and lots more. Live on 88.7 FM / http://wluw.org/
For more on Kinetic Shapes (and to hear past episodes), head to http://www.lykanthea.com/kineticshapes. — with Lakshmi Ramgopal.
"Like Certainty" is a new single from my forthcoming LP, The Quiet Hours. The Quiet Hours will be released in 2015. The album is an artifact of grief, a exploration of loss, loneliness and pain. The track can be downloaded for free or, if you're inclined, for a donation on the Volutes Bandcamp page. Download it here.
This is the new internet home of Volutes. It's still a work in progress, but feel free to look around while we tidy up.
Christina (AKA Volutes)