Sing High! Sing Low! is the second album from The Silver Field, a sound world of Coral Rose and friends, released 12th June 2020 on Crossness Records, a new record label based in Thamesmead, South East London. Coral spoke with The Fountain about the new LP as well as plans for the year, below.
TF: You have a new album out, what has the reception been like to Sing High! Sing Low! ?
It’s been really nice! Some great reviews and responses from people. My friend Hannah who is running Crossness Records has done a great job getting it out there into the world & it’s been lovely to hear things back from people about how they’ve enjoyed it or thoughts they’ve had about it.
TF: How would you sum it up in one sentence?
I would say “It’s a collection of postcards from a long walk across a dream-like landscape of sounds and feelings”. And cross my fingers and hope that it doesn’t sound too pretentious!
TF: Who do you look to and idolise when it comes to influences with this record?
I think there’s a whole lifetime of listening to music that’s gone into it so it’s hard to pick out a few names! I think the last album, Rooms, for me it was easier to see where that came from, this one feels more like it came together like dreams do from a mix of what you see during the day and whatever else is in your head. But if I had to name some key people then I think Kate Bush, Grouper, The Watersons, Daphne Oram and Aïsha Devi all have a place in that list.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this album release?
I’m really sad to not be touring but I’m working on lots of new stuff instead, which is exciting. I’m not super keen on doing live gigs online but I’d like to start doing a semi-regular live broadcast of some tape experiments at some point, hopefully with some kind of long-distance collaborative element to it. I love working with other musicians and artists. This year has posed a distinct challenge to that but I’m always interested in establishing new ways of collaborating.