With this follow up to their highly-regarded debut, Hearts On Hold, Tu Fawning were striving to create a record that sounds timeless. The four of them (Corrina Repp, Liza Rietz, Toussaint Perrault, and Joe Haege) collaborated far more deeply during the writing process this time, as well as adding synth which perfectly compliments their instrumentation without overpowering their sound. With A Monument, the Portland band has produced a lush record which does indeed feel anachronistic. An LP that is at once deeply dramatic and yet eerily still. There's a lurking discontent beneath the pretty harmonies and swelling arrangements.
This video, one of four album trailers directed by Tu Fawning and Annikki Heinemann, summarises this feeling brilliantly. On the surface we have an every day, domestic scene. Man about to wash plate. Next, man smashes plate, slightly odd, but this act of violence against crockery really isn’t the most disturbing thing about this clip. Look closer, why is there so much ketchup on the plate? What sort of troubled mind could get the food to condiment ratio that wrong:
- Blood Stains
- A Pose For No One
- Build A Great Cliff
- Skin and Bone
- In The Center Of Powder White
- To Break Into
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