Jessica Moss‘ explorations of distorted folkways, deep ambient, semi-improvisation and minimalism scintillate on her latest album Galaxy Heart the companion album to Phosphenes (2021) which completes an intensive body of electroacoustic post-classical solo work self-produced by the Montréal-based composer/violinist in isolation in 2020. It features remotely recorded guests Jim White on drums (Dirty Three, Xylouris White) and Thierry Amar on upright bass (Godspeed You! Black Emperor) on select tracks.
About the new video Light Falls On Every Door, Moss says,
This is a ‘performance’ video. But a dream-reflection of what a performance feels like to me; conjuring multiple inner versions of myself to bring to life and sustain this music that was built in layers and over time. No matter how many times I play a piece live, it has to feel like invention is taking place; if it starts feeling like a finished product that’s when I know it’s time to move on to something else. This is one of the trio of videos for Galaxy Heart that I made in collaboration with Eve Parker Finley and Stacy Lee in our shared studio in Montreal. It’s the first time I’m not working alone on the visual expression of an album, and I’m so grateful to have found this team; along with our mutual aesthetic, their commitment to skill sharing and true cooperative working methods have made bringing these videos to life a novel pleasure. Thanks for watching.
In support of Galaxy Heart, Jessica is halfway through her European tour which finishes in the UK, next week.
Galaxy Heart was released on October 7, 2022 via Constellation Records and can be purchased here