Entering the Labyrinth of Emily Berregaard’s ‘Hallowed’ – AdHoc

Entering the Labyrinth of Emily Berregaard’s ‘Hallowed’

The new release on Enmossed makes magic with voice and saxophone.

On Emily Berregaard‘s debut EP, Hallowed, released on the new Portland, ME-based label Enmossed, slow washes of decadent drones facilitate some unique form of ascension. The Detroit-based artist conjures emotive drifts that encapsulate a comforting weightlessness. On “Yucca” and “Viola Soroia,” Berregaard creates expansive soundscapes using only voice and saxophone, molding and shifting their sounds into immensely imaginative landscapes. Berregaard’s compositions cause time to unfold in syncopation with our innermost psyche as alternate dimensions begin to pour out of our minds, untangling our awareness. On the B-side of Hallowed, Lack and LXV reconstruct new translations of Berregaard’s compositions. Lack’sSolis Lae” is a hypnotic juxtaposition of slow tempo contrasting rhythms, and ethereal looping drones that dissolve in the air, particles spreading outward. “Dreamless Sleep” is LXV’s divine aural assemblage of deeply entrancing tones and celestial communications. Releases on Enmossed are produced with recycled materials, water-based inks, and hand silk-screened covers by Laura Arteaga Charlton. All proceeds from each release go to a charity of the artist’s choice.

Hallowed is out now on Enmossed.