||Nadler, Marissa [The Path Of The Clouds (black)]
October 29 street date. "The Path of the Clouds", Marissa Nadler's ninth solo album, is the most stylistically adventurous, lyrically transfixing, and melodically sophisticated collection of songs in her already rich discography. Gripped by wanderlust while suddenly housebound at the start of the pandemic in 2020, Nadler escaped into writing, and came back with a stunning set of songs about metamorphosis, love, mysticism, and murder. Blurring the line between reality and fantasy and moving freely between past and present, these 11 deeply personal, self-produced songs find Nadler exploring new landscapes, both sonic and emotional. Seth Manchester, known for his work with Lingua Ignota, Battles, and Lightning Bolt, mixed the album and added dimension to the songs' atmospheric beauty with screeching feedback and distorted guitars. Stripped of the ethereal reverb that often swaddles her resonant vocals, Nadler's delivery now stings and pierces with newfound immediacy and confidence. Coming a long way from the spare dream folk of her earlier work, Nadler has remained inspired and continues to evolve, open to new ideas and directions. Includes guest appearances from Emma Ruth Rundle, Mary Lattimore, Milky Burgess, Amber Webber (Black Mountain/Lightning Dust), and more.