Alexis Marshall announces debut solo record, House of Lull . House of When, out on July 23rd via Sargent House
Poet, artist and Daughters frontman Alexis Marshall has announced his solo debut record, House of Lull . House of When! Produced by Seth Manchester, the record is crafted around moments of spontaneity and sonic detritus. For it to come to fruition, Marshall brought together an impressive group of collaborators to execute his vision, a vision that was for the first time under his full creative direction – Jon Syverson (Daughters), Kristin Hayter (Lingua Ignota) and Evan Patterson (Jaye Jayle, Young Widows) joined Marshall in Pawtucket, Rhode Island at Machines with Magnets studio with no material. The strategy was to embrace new sounds, employ the element of chance and capture the creative process in a song format. The genesis of a song could be anything – a fragmented piano line or a drum pattern -, but the impetus was often a non-musical sound. Marshall sourced a lot of his textural contributions from a hardware store, all contributing to a proto-industrial rattle-and-rumble reminiscent of early Einstürzende Neubauten. The resulting material stands to be the boldest and most exciting work of his career.
Alongside the record’s announcement came the video for the first single, “Hounds In The Abyss”, which was directed by Jeremy W. Of the video’s concept, Marshall notes, “The long stare into the room of self—the universe’s middle distance—the many hidden doors we locate, the many rooms we find. Populated not only by whom else we are, but by places we have been. The places we are. We don’t always pull away from the hot stove.”
House of Lull . House of When will be released on July 23rd via Sargent House. Physical and digital pre-orders are now available here.
Photo credit: Jeremy W.