An artist without an easily-defined sound might be a music writer’s nightmare, but they’re often a delight for any fan in search of something fresh and innovative that’s capable of surprising them. For ten-years Mae Shults has been releasing music as Everson Poe, not so much fighting genre boundaries as ignoring them completely, exploring themes of gender identity and mental health through an ever-changing myriad of sounds. This year, Shults has already released three albums, each with a very different style, and they’re now poised to release their fourth through Trepanation Recordings.
Rituals stands in stark contrast to nusuth‘s calming electronica or Reviens À Moi, Sang De Mon Sang‘s experimental post-punk, opting for an expansive blend of post-rock serenity and sludgy dissonance. It’s a brutal yet poignant listen well worth your time, and we’re thrilled to be hosting a stream of it ahead of release. Check it out below.
Rituals is out 13th November on Trepanation Recordings. Order here.
Words: George Parr