Another much anticipated new release, this time from NZ singer-songwriter Maxine Funke (collaborator of Alistair Galbraith)!
Seance is a slight detour from the minimal guitar and vocals approach of her previous albums like Lace and Felt, subtly fleshing the songs out with a meditative gently pulsing loop, a wavering synth, a few vocal overdubs, an acoustic bass.
That’s not to say that Funke’s gone big studio production, there’s still the DIY home-fi recording vibe to this album, with these extras serving as a base to buoy her voice and (criminally underrated) guitar playing.
A rare album that fills your chest with warmth! One for fans of Grouper, Bill Callahan, Vashti Bunyan, Karen Dalton, Tiny Ruins.