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The Actress

by Vanessa Rossetto

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iwantyrvoice captures a brilliant look at human phenomenology, in the many ways the psyche creates itself as a signifier, a simulacrum of itself. breathtakingly beautiful.

favorite track - katie cruel
ethan vaniderstine
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ethan vaniderstine the actress is a landmark release; a universe of its own to fall into time after time.
curated motifs open new worlds and narratives across both discs, fresh details surfacing with every subsequent listen. any brief moment that may appear complementary at first can often gain significant depth and impact with each revisit.

one of few releases i can trust will bring endless new discoveries for as long as i am around to absorb them. highly recommended. Favorite track: 2-1 the method.
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avery the unfailing magic that unfolds when putting on a vanessa rossetto record and feeling every inch of your being absorbed into a zootrope of sounds is often undescribable. every point in your periphery is a point worth paying attention to, and vanessa knows how to weave all these little stories together, creating worlds all her own. Favorite track: 1-2 katie cruel.
Lars Gotrich
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Lars Gotrich Drove home from the GWAR gig in Baltimore to Vanessa Rossetto's absorbing emotional narrative composed around field recordings, uncertain what sounds were happening on the disc or in/outside my car www.vikingschoice.org/archive/94-good-things-from-365-days-of-2022/
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mikerooke Dropping a record needle into moments of time.
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released August 5, 2022

Vanessa Rossetto - The Actress (ErstSolo 008-2)

CD 1
1. the actress theme (2:09)
2. katie cruel (25:10)
3. four quadrants (13:29)
4. early girl (9:56)
5. instagram famous cat (16:48)

CD 2
1. the method (19:42)
2. meeting the actress, mid-career (19:16)
3. arabella in two volumes (15:36)
4. bigger than life (2:10)

mastered by giuseppe ielasi
designed by matthew revert
produced by jon abbey

thanks matthew, amy and ray

for my mum


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