Pure Space Recordings are thrilled to share our first release of the year! Coming into orbit February 2020, PS002.1 launches the first part in an ongoing series of home listening releases.
Canadian born, Melbourne based Jennifer Loveless may be a familiar name for those acquainted with the Australian music scene. She frequently tours the country, however, her enigmatic productions might not be so familiar just yet…
For her debut outing ‘Hard/Soft’ Jennifer presents an emotive 20 minute piece which holds its strength in exactly that, hard complexities and soft contrasts. A comforting beat sits underneath a complex array of melodies exploring tranquility and tension all at once. At times the narrative stretches and gives you the pleasure of zoning out before pulling you back into the foreground with structured percussion. Jennifer has a gift of playing with emotion, she raises goosebumps with a simple gentle keyboard melody. Contrasting that with a subtle muted beat and rounding out the piece with a heart-felt poem, the release speaks to the confidence of Jennifer’s artistic vision.
Hard/Soft teeters on the edge of tension and calm throughout, all the while bringing you into a dream-like state. She makes it difficult to pick a side between Hard andSoft, and instead shows us the happy medium of finding the space between.
The release is accompanied by visuals and prints created bySydney-based artist Sophie Penkethman-Young. Sophie’s practice explores how experiences translate digitally, her work has been shown across Australia, HongKong, USA, Europe and the UK. All profit from the sale of the prints will be donated to the Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities.