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    Nursery Tale of the SpectreMatchess
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        Chicago-based musician Whitney Johnson was already active in bands such as Verma and E+ when she began working on solo project Matchess in 2012. Using pre-recorded cassette tapes, organ drones, delay-heavy vocals, and occasional passages of harsh noise summoned out of her viola, Johnson crafted a textural, ethereal sound heavy on rhythm and atmosphere alike. Early recordings were released in the form of extremely limited cassettes, with 2013's Seraphastra originally released in ... Read more

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