My Brightest Diamond - All things will unwind (Asthmatic Kitty)

Another notable release this month on Asthmatic Kitty is the new album by My Brightest Diamond, All things will unwind. We opened this week's show with a song from the album, Reaching through to the other side. It's an affecting, fluttering chamber-pop piece, all flutes and clarinets and bending violins, and of course Shara Worden's always engaging voice. It's really beautiful, as you can hear here.

Reaching Through to the Other Side by My Brightest Diamond

In the past, MBD was/were one of those artists I've admired from a distance, without getting up to my neck in. I might have to change that.

Here, Shara Worden describes the background to the visual and other concepts at play on the album, including the funky body-painting art design and superb synthetic hair sculpture. Personal ancestry and the finite nature of the cosmos also feature.

My Brightest Diamond - ALL THINGS WILL UNWIND: Visuals from Asthmatic Kitty on Vimeo.

And in this one, Shara explains her move from New York to Detroit and getting involved with flower-planting communities in her new home. There's also plenty of footage of the yMusic Ensemble (who feature prominently on All things will unwind) and Shara's fantastic ball-of-wool scarves. Fascinating character, Miss Worden.

My Brightest Diamond - ALL THINGS WILL UNWIND: Stories and Sounds from Asthmatic Kitty on Vimeo.


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