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Lydia Ainsworth


Country of origin:

Canada

Type of music generally:

Beautiful & fierce evocative/eclectic ethereal ectronica alternative pop

Status:

Most recent release, Darling of the Afterglow (2017)

See also:

Lydia Ainsworth's site

Lydia Ainsworth's facebook page

Comparisons:

Happy Rhodes, Emily Bezar, Kate Bush, Hannah Fury, Susanne Sundfør

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Though everything I heard of her second left me cold, I loved her first release. Thought it was brilliant, inventive sonic soundscapes and gorgeous vocals and melodies. Kinda like Happy meets Emily Bezar. Or something. I hear some Hannah Fury in there frequently, too, and Kate of course. (Neile)

I was thinking of Hannah Fury, too... a little like what her more experimental, Through the Gash material might've been like with more... melody and composition. (timjy@sbcglobal.net)

Recommended first album:

Right from Real

Recordings:

  • Right from Real (2014)
  • Wicked Game (single, 2015)
  • Darling of the Afterglow (2017)

Right from Real

Release info:

2014—Arbutus Records—ABT043

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Lydia Ainsworth—performance, arrangements

Produced by:

Lydia Ainsworth

Comments:

It's awesome. (timjy@sbcglobal.net)

#1 on my top ten of 2014. The year's most surprising and mysterious debut. Filled to the brim with sonic trickery, gorgeous strings, and soaring female vocals. Her style is so unique it just needs to be experienced. (lasherboy@gmail.com)

Irresistible. Every bit as brilliant as lasherboy says. My top album of 2014, too. (Neile)

A combination of two EPs, the first of which I like a lot but the second one is a bit bland. Rating: 62/100. Best tracks: "Take Your Face Off," "Malachite." (raschee@gmail.com)


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