I have been waiting for this record for a while now, and I feel that it was well worth the wait!
Her Stems Spiral is an avant-garde/shoegaze project started by Shannon Lawlor of the Johannesburg based post-rock band Eyes Likes Mirrors. It was created as an entity to explore the realms of experimental and unconventional song-writing.
Lyrics range from stories of the past, to mother nature’s revenge, and even some self-reflection. Shannon’s first effort titled “Princess Poured Out The Pale Winter Moon” was recorded in a small independent studio called MoodSwing, in Johannesburg, South Africa, from mid 2012 – early 2013 using a single condenser microphone, and limited to hardware/software. All vocals and instruments were were written and composed on the spot in studio.
All music and lyrics written & composed by [ Shannon Lawlor ][ Shannon Lawlor ] Vocals + lyrics, guitar, bass guitar, violin, piano, synthesizer & additional percussion and [ Matthew Watson ] All drums and additional percussion.Everything recorded, produced & mastered by Matthew Watson.
Cover Art by David Ladmore. Follow his work below!
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Linear design by Shannon Lawlor | Contact: EyesShannon [at] gmail [dot] com
Released 23 April 2013