Four Track / / EP

Label
Luckless
Running length
4 tracks
Running time
13:51

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 The Red Tree free download 3:40 90
2 My Machinery free download 3:49 55
3 Women's Work free download 4:00 56
4 Quiet and Cold free download 2:22 91

About this album

Would you rather be too hot or too cold?
Luckless certainly sounds like a project born of too many winters in underinsulated flats. This, the second recorded outing of local artist Ivy Rossiter, is a meticulously crafted, if succinct, embodiment of arrangement and atmosphere.
The four original tracks are diverse in their influences, at one moment recalling an early PJ Harvey, at another the folksy riffs of Iron and Wine, or a soulful Cat Power. The sparse, open quality of the songs leaves space to attend to Rossiter’s peculiar vocal quality and carefully formed lyrics. The minimalist approach to the instrumentation is a carefully considered contribution to the lonely atmosphere of the EP, underpinned by a bare version of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Atlantic City’.
While previous musical projects have attracted some attention, the Luckless EP is certainly the pinnacle of Rossiter’s musical achievements to date. With humble beginnings, Rossiter wrote and recorded the tracks on a 4-track tape recorder within one week, and added polish and trimmed excess in the following weeks, creating a modestly sized but ambitiously expressive record.

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