Sister Grotto / Blindside
Album: Blindside   Collection:General
Artist:Sister Grotto   Added:May 2016
Label:Heavy Mess  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-06-06 Pull Date: 2016-08-08 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Aug 7 Jul 31 Jul 17 Jul 10 Jul 3 Jun 26 Jun 19 Jun 12
Airplays: 2 1 2 3 4 1 1 5

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 27, 2020: Stranded at Settembrini's
4. Sep 29, 2016: The Offbeat Generation
Blindside (Drone)
2. Aug 30, 2018: Subwoofer Etc
Blindside (Drone), Blindside
5. Aug 03, 2016: Minimum Entropy
3. May 04, 2018: The Offbeat Generation
Blindside (Drone)
6. Aug 03, 2016: Brownian Motion

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2016-05-22
Sister Grotto is Madeline Johnston, who lives in Denver and makes minimal, immersive, droning, hypnotic longform music that she calls “soft gaze.” She writes that Blindside is about “internalizing new feelings of loss.” These two side-length pieces are peaceful, subtle, and beautiful, but they're anchored by quiet grief. There's a sense that the music could slip into the ether at any moment, or that you as a listener could disappear with it. Consoling and understatedly powerful, this might be my favorite release of 2016 so far. No FCCs.

1. (18:40)—The song. Pillowy, rippling, piano-like tones underpin a wash of ghostly, quiet layers: whispered singing, soft distorted synth keys, peaceful cymbal, calm drones.
2. (18:19)—The drone. Flowing and ebbing, slightly muted, gleaming in the way that the sun looks from a couple feet underwater. Picks up in intensity gradually.

Track Listing
1. Blindside   2. Blindside (Drone)