clear horizon is the culmination of two years of tape trading across the Atlantic between Jessica Bailiff and David Pearce. Suffused with folky textures and bleached white noise (often simultaneously), the album collects the duo's first formative recordings. Both Bailiff and Pearce contribute vocals and guitars, with piano, various effects, and occasional percussive elements entering into the mix as well. Although the resulting nine songs do embody some of each - member's trademark sounds, something strange, interesting and new seems to have developed in their fusion here as clear horizon. CONTEXT: Jessica Bailiff has released three albums on kranky, with the most recent self-titled album being her most confident, detailed and well-received yet. David Pearce is an accomplished and influential musician who lives in England. clear horizon is a continuing project, with future recordings planned to be done with the duo in the same place, rather than via mail.
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