Album of the Week: Pigments by Dawn Richard and Spencer Zahn


This will be my last Album of the Week of 2022 (and possibly, ever, but more on that later) as I won’t have time to listen to new albums and do them justice, but I do hope I can do a round up of some of the best albums I missed before the year’s end.

 

Album: Pigments
Artist: Dawn Richard and Spencer Zahn
Release Date: October 21, 2022
Label: Merge Records
Favorite Tracks:

  • Vantablack
  • Crimson
  • Umber

Thoughts:

Dawn Richard, whose earlier work fell more into the pop and R&B genre, adds her ethereal voice to the layer of atmospheric sounds made with her collaborator Spencer Zahn.  At times, this album sounds like one of those New Age relaxation tapes, but I don’t mean that in a bad way.  At any rate this is a very deeply expressive form of music that definitely deserves repeated listening to understand better.

Rating: ***

Album of the Week:  2022

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