Soap-and-Skin

Pray
  • Pray
  • Soap&Skin
  • Sugarbread
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Constantly announcing hell
The joy not to be
To die of not dying
How to be appalled
When you’re death’s best friend

Condemned to choke
Every word I pray

“Who was pretending us?”

Condemned to choke
Every word I pray

You came
And read the current and the gas
You closed the doors in our house politely
Like someone who isn’t well versed in life

A mix for the queen of the witches. For a girl who chants and charms, who sings to the spirits under the full moon. For a girl born to fight and to rule. (LISTEN)

01. Me and The Devil - Soap & Skin // 02. Marked Man - Mieka Pauley // 03. Dead Inside - Foreign Slippers // 04. Flickers - Son Lux // 05. If I Had A Heart - Fever Ray // 06. Blood On My Hands - Danielle Parente // 07. Night - Zola Jesus // 08. Twenty Seven - MS MR // 09. Buried In Water - Dead Man’s Bones // 10. House of the Rising Sun - Lauren O’Connell // 11. I Put A Spell On You (Cover) - She & Him // 12. Black Water - Timber Timbre // 13. Girl With One Eye (Bayou Percussion) - Florence and The Machine // 14. Bottom of the River - Delta Rae // 15. Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Lorde // 16. Apply - Glasser // 17. Empire - Alpines // 18. I Will Never Die - Delta Rae

Mein Bruder
  • Mein Bruder
  • Soap&Skin
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he will come, neither with a knife in his hand nor with roar. he will come like someone who goes by by chance and asks the time. he will come and raise his hat. shortly after eleven o'clock, morning without special expectations. little light streaming into my room on the fourth floor. and he will come, he will read the current and the gas. he will close the door politely like someone who isn’t that versed in life.

Wonder
  • Wonder
  • Soap&Skin
  • Narrow
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The beauty in Soap&Skin’s Narrow is in it’s simple approach.  It doesn’t try to be anything it’s not, nor does it present itself as something grandiose; it’s the pure and naked elegance of the six quieter tracks that leave me incredibly impressed and swooning.  Vocal harmonies are layered beautifully and turn a track like “Wonder” into a calming and atmospheric lullaby.  The two black sheep, “Deathmental” and “Big Hand Nails Down” are nice contrasts to the rest of the album and allow for interesting pacing in this relatively short album.  Despite the (relatively) abrasive nature of the tracks, they are quite magnificent in their own right.  However, those tracks shouldn’t be all that surprising in the first place considering “Vater” starts off the album with some strong, commanding vocals in its last half.

Check out the track “Wonder” above.  Narrow is out Feb. 13th on [PIAS].