We are thrilled to have Rosemary Loves a Blackberry join the AGMR roster with her tremendous debut LP, the enigmatically titled ‘❤’.
“Rosemary Loves a Blackberry…is a master of downbeat reverb-rinsed pop in the vein of pre-Coachella Grimes.” – The Quietus
“…Captures today’s darkness while also projecting a witty angelic innocence. Delightfully odd, short but sweet, this is a work of stranger things to savour.” – The Electricity Club
Anti-Ghost Moon Ray proudly presents the debut album from Rosemary Loves a Blackberry aka Diana Burkot; A wildly inventive strain of Russian electronic art-pop; a shrewd and personal take on digital art and its distribution in the 21st century. The album name itself, ‘❤’, is in Burkot’s own words “an image that cannot be spoken, at a time when visual aesthetics are the priority”.
Infectious beats and synth drones underpin woozy dream-pop vocals capturing the more joyful experimentation of early Grimes or Laurel Halo, and the fresh, dark energy of Marie Davidson. The music is full to the brim with concise ideas that never overstay their welcome.
1. Ital Tek – To Dust 2. Rosemary Loves a Blackberry – Play or Pay 3. Timeron – Risers 4. I Speak Machine – Blood from a Stone 5. Lighght – Gutter 6. Near Future – Divides At 7. Bernholz – 58 8. Anneka – These Lands 9. Acquaintance – We’ve Got to Have Some Music on the New Frontier 10. Alex Painter – Sweetness 11. Gazelle Twin – Smash 12. Lone Taxidermist – Red Kiss 13. Fog School – You Were Born for Chilling Deeds 14. Nick Sutton – Prayer All profits in support of Refugee Action.
We’re pleased to announce that the next installation of our compilation series will be released on 2 June (originally 26 May though we delayed in light of the Manchester bombings), on digital and limited edition cassette. All profits will go to Refugee Action.
Along with our forthcoming compilation (Vol 2), we’re very excited to be releasing some new artists on the label this year, starting with the wonderful Anneka, who hails from Brighton and is releasing her ‘Life Force’ EP with us on 28th April.
CLASH kindly premiered the lead single today who described “unsettling moments of askew beauty”.