Ava Luna & Laura Gibson
-christopher weingarten, village voice
Laura Gibson lives in portland, sings songs and plays a nylon-stringed guitar. She grew up in a small isolated logging town called Coquille, in the South Coast region of Oregon, the daughter of the town's kindergarten teacher and a forest ranger. She couldn't tell you what band put out what particular album in what year, but she could probably describe where she was, how she felt and what you talked about, when she first met you, or what the trees looked like the last time her heart was broken...she likes trees.
Laura's most recent release is Bridge Carols a collaborative project with Avant Electronic artist Ethan Rose. http://www.bridgecarols.com/
She has contributed to many recording projects in her spare time (Colin Meloy, The Dodos, White Hinterland, Musee Mecanique, Raulson, Portland Cello Project).
"Both quietly devastating and life affirming"
MOJO (4/5 STARS)
"The idiosyncrasies in Gibson's forlorn croak and the deep melancholy of her observations make for a genuinely moving listen"
Q (4/5 STARS)
"A soft glowing treasure as the nights grow colder"
Time Out London (4/5 STARS)
"Gibson treats syllables with the same patience and loving precision a mosaic maker might put into cutting and arranging his/her tiles...rewards repeat listens" Pitchfork
"One of the year's most breathtaking albums. Beasts of Seasons is nothing short of a masterpiece, both for its flawless and often haunting execution and for its inspired statements on the human experience. If it's the sonic equivalent of darkness and what may be lurking there, then Gibson's fragile voice and plaintively strummed guitar soon emerge as a flicker of light. It's a mesmerizing contrast, as the curtain rises for Gibson's beautifully gloomy and arresting meditations on life and death."
NPR National Public Radio
"A new soundtrack for your next long hike through the enchanted forest."
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