Singing From Fixed Rung

by Camila Fuchs

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In collaboration with Schamoni Musik and SVS Records, The Lumen Lake is proud to present the debut album from Camila Fuchs.

Amongst its themes, the album explores a cross pollination of cultures that is at the very heart of Camila Fuchs' existence. Living in a post-Brexit Britain, bearing witness to the rise of Trump across the pond and the persecution of citizens in Camila de Laborde's native Mexico, 'Singing From Fixed Rung' is an emotional and thought-provoking response to world events from the perspective of a pair made to feel increasingly on the outside looking in. “We live in London and we're both from abroad. We enjoy a multi-cultural and pluralistic society full of heritage and influences, it has filled us with sadness that these values have become less attractive over the course of the album's production. Our way of living as young people, roaming freely without borders is seriously and increasingly being questioned. This vibe of cultural living, based on tolerance and open-mindedness, still intact but slowly fading away.”

It is this fragility, and trying to explore the beauty in it, that informs most of the album's lyrical themes and soundscapes. At times their music is delicate, at others chaotic, a cinematic soundtrack to a story unfolding. “It's always easier not to show your feelings these days, especially when it comes to being fragile and uncertain. At the same time it's important to still believe in beauty - but not in a superficial sense of a world trying to hide away its problems through hedonistic pleasure but trying to find the beauty in everything no matter how dark.”

Electronic Sound:
"There's arguably something of the Holly Herndon about them as they pull influences into their undertow with ease: rumbling static. glorious organ, Numan-esque synth bursts, industrial mechanics, brushy jazz drums, flashes of corroded Crystal Castles pop. But unlike Herndon, this is soaked in a burgundy gloop of melody that sticks to you a long time after you've pressed stop. (A) short, mesmerising work."

Uncut Magazine:
"The primitive electronics of their debut album has a haunting quality that, at its best, on opener 'Striking Doubt' and 'Waking Morning', suggests Bjork fronting The Knife, de Labrode's elastic syllables hitting those hidden sweet spots. Elsewhere, the couple flirt with industrial gothic and laptop ambience with some success."

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released October 28, 2016

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The Lumen Lake is an artist-run label for new and adventurous music from South-East London. Emerging from the primeval swamp of live nights of the same name at Lewisham Arthouse, the label celebrates DIY practice, alternative electronics, improvisation and other music that isn’t easily categorised. Our ethos is local and not-for-profit, all surplus monies are re-invested towards future releases. ... more

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