Pitchfork Recommends Mary Halvorson’s Cloudward, Which Hit #6 At NACC Jazz This Week and Debuted on the Top 200
In a recent 7.8 review of Mary Halvorson‘s Cloudward, Pitchfork describes the avant-garde guitarist by explaining that “Halvorson’s guitar tone contains within it a microcosm of her entire practice as a composer and bandleader. She gives the impression, through her ingenious use of a particular delay pedal, that her instrument is inhabiting two states of matter at once, or making an imperceptibly slow transit between them: now dry and unadorned, definitively guitarlike, almost uncanny in its naturalism; now liquidy and unstable, with digital processing freeing every static pitch from whatever invisible forces are holding it in place. Sometimes, you get one state or the other, but mostly you get both. Each note takes on the character of an ice cube left out a little too long, glistening solidly in the material of its own dissolution.” Neat. Read more here.
Cloudward, out now via Nonesuch, made its debut on the NACC Top 200 this week while jumping from #20 to #6 on the NACC Jazz chart. Thanks to AM1700, CFRU, CHIRP Radio, CJSW, CJSW, CKUT, KAMP, KDUR, KGLT, KMUD, KUCI, KVMR, WIUP, WLFR, WMUH, and WSFM-LP for supporting Cloudward on your charts this week.