Shana Cleveland - Night of the Worm Moon RSD19
RECORD STORE DAY 2019
The frontwoman of the fantastic la luz goes it alone on this enchanting record of lilting indie folk dreaminess.
a true evolution, it’s a serene album that flows like a warm current while simultaneously wresting open a portal to another dimension. the record blends pastoral folk with cosmic concerns; a concept that she dreamt up while living in los angeles, a city where--as deftly explored on la luz’s recent ‘floating features’--reality & fantasy casually co-exist. but whereas that album was internal & contemplative, this one occupies a different, vibrant kind of headspace. ufo sightings, insect carcasses, & twilight dimensions are all grist for cleveland’s restless creativity, & they & other inspirations collide beautifully on the album’s 10 kaleidoscopic tracks--a spacebound transmission from america’s weirdo frontier. “her l.a. experiences, dreams & nightmares all, have crystallised into this miniature masterpiece” 8/10 – uncut.