There’s a new album on the way from LA-based experimental composer and harpist Mary Lattimore. Entitled Silver Ladders, it is set for release on October 9th through Ghostly International and follows her acclaimed 2018 Hundreds of Days, which she toured extensively internationally. In one of her shows at a festival, Lattimore met Slowdive’s Neil Halstead, and invited him to produce the upcoming album. “A friend introduced us because she knew how big of a fan I was and Neil and I had a little chat… The next day, I just thought maybe he’d be into producing my next record, ” Lattimore explained. “I flew on a little plane to Newquay in Cornwall where he lives with his lovely partner Ingrid and their baby. I didn’t know what his studio was like, he’d never recorded a harp, but somehow it really worked.”
‘Sometimes He’s In My Dreams´, a track she wrote collaboratively with Halstead, is the first sublime single to be let loose and Lattimore had this to say about it:
“It’s a song borne from a long improvisation – it was a section we both liked out of a longer piece. After I finished playing, Neil shaped it and looped part of it and then added his dreamy guitar line. What started out as simple meandering solo harp with a ricocheting delay got a little deeper and more fully formed with Neil’s help. It’s probably my favorite part of the record because it’s nothing I would’ve thought to do, having made a lot of music on my own on the past. Plus, that guitar!”
Listen to ‘Sometimes He’s In My Dreams’ below.