Jim White and Marisa Anderson - Swallowtail
Jim White and Marisa Anderson - Swallowtail
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Jim White and Marisa Anderson - Swallowtail

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Release Date: 10/05/2024
Format: LP Colour/
LP Black/
Label: Thrill Jockey
Catalogue Number: THRILL605LPX/

The collaboration between renowned drummer Jim White and acclaimed guitarist Marisa Anderson is a natural union of two of the most intuitive players and listeners working in music.

Jim White is known for his groundbreaking trio, Dirty Three, as well as duo Xylouris White. His list of collaborations is vast and includes artists such as Nick Cave, Bill Callahan, Cat Power, Marnie Stern and Warren Ellis. Jim just released his debut solo album, ‘All Hits: Memories’.

Marisa Anderson, known primarily for her solo work, in demand collaborator who has worked with Tashi Dorji, Sharon Van Etten, Yasmine Williams and Michael Hurley. She has released records with William Tyler and Tara Jane O’Neal.

White and Anderson are each highly sought after collaborators in no small part because of their mastery, versatility and highly expressive playing. Their sophomore album, ‘Swallowtail’, finds the duo completely attuned to each other, fluidly moving as wind and water. They avoid preconceived movements, instead focusing on their musical conversation. As Anderson puts it: “The ideas aren’t the music, they are the pathway into the musical possibilities.”

Their skilful interplay creates an effervescence throughout the album. The ebb and flow to the duo’s motions bring a sense of serenity and ease to spontaneous transitions, each swell and retraction sounding as free as it does inevitable. White and Anderson’s preternatural alchemy as a duo allows each fleeting gesture to feel featherlight and stirring while maintaining an inquisitive spirit. Their music is an enchanting and illuminating.

“White is an action painter behind the kit; his gentle fire-work polyrhythms are a mesmerizing spectacle to behold. Anderson, one of the most distinctive guitar players of her generation, is just as expressive... she brings a restless, openhearted drive to the record’s ecstatic idioglossia.” - The New Yorker

“Anderson and White make for sympathetic collaborators, and their first album together glows with ease.” - Pitchfork

“Introspective moments steeped in beauty, showcasing the deep telepathy between these two remarkable musicians.” - Fractured Air

“A thrilling sense of evocation.” - The Sydney Herald

Swallowtail is available on CD and LP.

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