Monday, 11 February 2013
Lotte Kestner is the solo project of Trespassers William vocalist Anna-Lynne Williams from Seattle. Her third album (but my introduction point) The Bluebird of Happiness is due for release on Feb 26th via Saint Marie Records (available to pre-order via Bandcamp), its lead track "Cliff" is bloody lovely too...
Essentially a bare-boned ballad made up of little more than swirling keyboard strokes and soft strings flourishes it holds its weight due to the devastatingly beautiful and intimate nature of Lotte's emotive delivery and the absorbing ambience she manages to create with her minimalistic arrangements. Blissful and tinged in sadness, "Cliff" is a track that will stay with you long after it has finished.
There's a whole treasure chests worth of Lotte Kestner music to delve into on her bandcamp page too.