We toyed with a number of ways to introduce today’s mixtape, largely because it is a mix that has so much personal significance to its creator. It’s a tape in some ways about loss, about grief and pain, about heartbreak, but ultimately above all it is a tape about love. A collection of songs passed between a mother and father and handed down to a child, even before that child was born.
This is a collection of songs shared between a wife and her husband, from their earliest days of courting to their final days together. It is a sweet, beautiful and heartbreaking collection, and one that ultimately needs no introduction beyond that.
There can be few artists with a more painful story than Sephine Llo. Work on her upcoming album, I, Your Moon, which is out this Friday, began back in 2014, but was delayed following the death of her collaborator and husband, Robert Lloyd Wilson of the band Autumn Chorus. As Sephine herself puts it, “I dedicate this album to my husband, my true home”.
Sephine is a classically trained singer and musician, and that plays a key role in her own musical output. Blending her compositional know-how with electronica elements, sampling of everyday noises and more traditional folk instrumentation. There’s nods to the likes of Marissa Nadler, Weyes Blood or Bjork, but ultimately I, Your Moon is an album that doesn’t sound like anyone other than Sephine Llo.
1.The Staves – Wisely & Slow
2. Rockettothesky – Grizzly Man
3. The Beatles – Don’t Let Me Down
4. Sylver Tongue – Hook You Up
5.James Blake – A Case Of You
6. Wildbirds and Peacedrums – Pony
7.Sufjan Stevens – Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois
8.John Martyn – May You Never
9.Yes – Soon
10.The Cinematic Orchestra – To Build a Home
11.The Irrepressibles – Always On My Mind
12.Autumn Chorus – Bye Bye Now
I, Your Moon is out October 27th via Tape Club Records. Click HERE for more information on Sephine Llo.