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Friday, Jan 29 2016 | 04:35
Image: 1601957 Devoted is very much an album formed through loss. It is a
juxtaposition of mourning that loss, challenging the loss of love,
and understanding that love was never yours to begin with. It jumps
from being cynical towards love to being wholly reflective and
contemplative. Despite the melancholy nature of the subject, this
album rarely touches sadness.
Oakland duo Terra Lopez and Dani Fernandez have been performing
as Sister Crayon, trying to qualify relationships, friendships, tour
life and home life. In the spring of 2014, in a studio in Florida with
co-producers Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Wes Jones, all of the
questions and drama turned itself over through the creation of
More than anything else, Devoted is concentrated anger and
frustration. The heavy beats and forward, aggressive nature in which
the vocals are presented in every song set a much more revealing
tone than heard in previous work. Vocals often border a juxtaposition
between the female, male, and the “other” - and the album features
three tracks co-written by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez: “Into Solemn
Hymns,” “Night Totem,” and “Providence.”
In Devoted, the artists have taken a fully primal approach that
focuses heavily on the electronic elements and voice. Lopez and
Fernandez clung to these songs when there was nothing left.
Devoted was written in order to restore faith in the act of devotion.

1. Armor
2. Devoted
3. Ride | Die
4. Into Solemn Hymns
5. Your Girl
6. Night Totem
7. Bicep
8. Providence
9. To Show You Violence
10. Hell In My Head

• First edition pressing of the sophomore Sister Crayon album.
• Co-produced by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Wes Jones.
• Mastered by Daddy Kev
• Lacquer cut by Simon Davey Available from 25.03.2016
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