Melbourne-based Ambient dream Folk alchemist Plum Green has revealed her latest in a series of stirring videos with “Eyes Shut.” Now playing at Treble, the hymn comes off her captivating “Somnambulistic” full-length, released earlier this Fall via Nefarious Industries.
Somnambulistic is a rousing collection of dark lullabies. Each of its nine stirring tracks ebb and flow with otherworldly grace manifesting one pulsing dream narrative. Guided by guitar, Plum Green’s voice travels through walls of bowed soundscapes. Offers Green of the latest track, “A nocturnal initiation, coaxing the restless towards sleep. The song and video are woven together in a calming enchantment to slow the mind and guide the attention inward before lifting the veil between this realm and the unconscious empire of the dreamer.”
View Plum Green’s “Eyes Shut” video through YouTube player below:
Produced and mixed by Daniel J. Cross at The Pool Room in Melbourne, Australia with string quartet engineered by Jesse Oberin at Crosstown Studios, s variety of different instruments are featured including classical string arrangement and the Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ, which is said to be the largest musical instrument in the Southern Hemisphere. Somnambulistic also features collaborators Tonal Noir from Macedonia and Valentina Veil (VV & The Void) from Berlin.
Somnambulistic is available on LP and digital formats: https://www.nefariousindustries.com/collections/plum-green-somnambulistic
Born in a squat in England, raised in New Zealand, and presently residing in Australia, Plum Green combines elements of Folk, Grunge, Goth, and Post-Rock with her dark and moving lyrical prose. Green’s voice aches with the ocean’s desire to connect and divide. Summoning ghosts, lovers, and other creatures of the night, Green’s poignant hymns are at once deep, haunting, and alluring.
However, it is within the live setting where Plum Green truly comes into her own. Performances take on the quality of a ritual journey into darkness, delivering listeners safely back in the sunlight on the other side. Her shows are intimate affairs where time seems to draw to a standstill, her sheer ability to hold an audience with just her voice and a guitar something that must be witnessed in person to truly comprehend. Accompanied by guitarist Daniel Cross, there is an intensity to the proceedings with the pair often working together in a subconscious state of euphonious symbiosis.