New Zealand dreamscape artists Purple Pilgrims release their long-awaited, sophomore record Perfumed Earth today via Flying Nun Records. This release marks their recorded debut with the kiwi independent label.
The Nixon sisters, Clementine and Valentine, retreated to a wooden sanctuary in Tapu, where their 2016 debut Eternal Delight came together.
The 9 track record features support input from Gary War (bass and synth from various motel rooms in the USA), Jimmy Mac (lush live drums), Joshua Kennedy (additional guitar jangle and fuzz), veteran improvisational experimentalist Jeff Henderson (saxophone on ‘Delphiniums In Harmony / Two Worlds Away’) and a special guest appearance from New Zealand six-string expressionist Roy Montgomery on ‘Ruinous Splendour’.
Perfumed Earth offers lush pentatonic melodies combined with shimmery kaleidoscopic textures that the duo liken to “ancient imagery expressed through a modern lens - folk songs played on synthesised instruments.”
Perfumed Earth is available now from Flying Out.