Having shared their refreshing tribal tinged track “Everything Belongs To The Sun” with us last week, Psapp are pleased to confirm details of their new album What Makes Us Glow. Comprised of feline wilding troubadours Carim Clasmann and Galia Durant, Psapp met 12 years ago and have been making music ever since. Their latest offering, What Makes Us Glow is Psapp’s fourth full-length record and will be released through The state51 Conspiracy on November 11th.
What Makes Us Glow is a vast hyper-color psychedelic whirl of an album, with intricate orchestration, layered vocals and a pioneering spirit. These songs thrum, buzz and of course, glow.
Scored with home built instruments, What Makes Us Glow is bursting with swampy drones of recorded ambience and plenty of raw sounds. Psapp relish in combining unusual musical elements (this record includes Galia’s rhythmic snores, boxes of writhing mealworms, their homemade boneaphone – a marimba made from bones – and the groans of milk-laden cows) alongside the more standard instruments: piano, violin, oud and organs.
Lyrically it is an exercise in emotional stocktaking. These are songs of attachment, detachment and the slow realization of what is essential. This is not the sound of a band finding their way; it is the sound of band having arrived at their destination. There is a powerful sense that they are in full control of their sound and reveling in the possibilities.
Some bands disappear, either dissolving into a mess of acrimony or slowly drifting apart as life tugs them in different directions but for Psapp, the pull to continue creating together conquered distance and all the complications of being alive. While the drivers for its creation may have changed – out with all nighters, in with daylight and an appreciation of family and dedicated musicianship, the inherent joy of being together and creating magic little songs still shines through.
Psapp are eternally glued together whether they like it or not…. This is What Makes Us Glow.
1. Life Hums
2. Wet Salt
3. The Cruel, The Kind, The Bad
5. That’s The Spirit
6. In The Black
7. Everything Belongs To The Sun
8. Bone Marrow
9. Your Hot Knife
10. The Well and The Wall
11. What Makes Us Glow
12. In and Out