Multi-instrumentalist and composer Julie Carpenter has worked and recorded with various artists including Brian Jonestown Massacre, Eels and The Autumns. Less Bells, her ambient orchestral project, was ignited by her move from LA to Joshua Tree, and in 2018 she released her debut album Solifuge. Two years on, Carpenter presents her somophore album entitled Mourning Jewelry. Set for release on August 21st through Kranky, Mourning Jewelry circles around the feelings of loss and grief and the resulting change. As the press release describes, the album “stir[s] ornamental laments born from a need to “create beauty out of grief.” Weaving together strings, synthesisers, and choirs, the pieces on Mourning Jewelry “ascend and descend in grand, glimmering arcs,” delivering an emotive and haunting palette of beautiful and delicate orchestral textures.
Lead single ‘Fiery Wings’ is now available to stream and it serves as a sublime introduction to the album. Take a listen now.