'Dawning On' is Australian, Berlin-based guitarist Julia Reidy’s Slip debut: a razor-sharp précis of pent-up, blazing melancholy on a lone 12-string guitar.
Reidy’s playing is lucid and poised, teasing out elegant inflections from half-melodies, rugged strums, and curious tunings. Her compositions are lingering streams: barely-shackled attacks give way to introspective arpeggiations before resurging again, all spurred on by a yearning, nervous energy.
With the album’s single-track A-side clocking in at just under half-an-hour, this is by some measure Julia’s most comprehensive solo statement to date, and a luxurious listen which revels in the 12-string’s generous resonance. For our money, it’s up there with the finest work of her fellow Aussies The Necks, Anthony Pateras, and Jon Rose.
'Dawning On' [SLP033] is available on red C65 tape or CD, with download. It comes packaged with a double-sided fold-out A3 poster with artwork by Suze Whaites.
released February 13, 2017
Music by Julia Reidy
Recorded by Owen Roberts and Giulherme Fill
Mastered by Joe Talia
Artwork by Suze Whaites
Tapes dubbed by Klaas Hübner