Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Marilyn Roxie - New Limerent Object

Limerence refers to an involuntary cognitive and emotional state of intense romantic desire for another person. The term was coined by psychologist Dorothy Tennov to describe the ultimate, near-obsessional form of romantic love.[1]

Limerence is characterized by intrusive thinking and pronounced sensitivity to external events that reflect the disposition of the limerent object towards the individual. It can be experienced as intense joy or as extreme despair, depending on whether the feelings are reciprocated. - from Wikipedia

The Limerent Object would be the object of said infatuation/obsession.

New Limerent Object is the debut album from LA based Marilyn Roxie. Citing krautrock, library music, and ambient electronic music as inspiration, she has created an album of gorgeous, sometimes melancholic, often joyful reverie. If this is dedicated to the spirit of falling in love, in finding a new fascination, it would be like falling in love with the world around you, with many tracks named after nature, like 'Idea Leuconue', 'The Shores', the fabulous 'Seagull Room'.

Mainly atmospheric; beatless womb sculptures drag you into their undertow, into the jewelled heart of sea and shadow, occasionally coming up for air with tracks like 'Indigo', an epic piano ballad that segues into the jaunty 'Nearer (interlude)' which sounds like some of the Ghost Box canon, which she also cites as an influence, and would make a nice soundtrack for driving at night or getting ready to go out.

This album is best taken whole, although a number of the tracks stand out and work well on their own. This is impressionistic music, but shows its humanity with excellent melody and performance. She has added an impressive jewel to the crown of the soundworlds she reveres. Any fan of Boards of Canada, ambient Aphex Twin, Ghost Box stuff, shoegazer music, or epic drone jams will drool over this, and she is good enough to make this available for free. Many thanks to her for contacting me, and putting this lovely music in my life.

Marilyn Roxie - New Limerent Object

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