Label: New Images
By simply rambling off improvisational cycles of vocal rhythm into her her fuzzed-out vocoder, Merkey constructs music which feels refreshingly aimless and free yet thoughtful and beautiful. - Tiny Mix Tapes.
"Introducing the debut LP by Madalyn Merkey, an artist based in Chicago. Synthetic sounds fill the air in Madalyn Merkeys debut album of bizarre and beautiful phase vocoder experiments. Using harmonic voice processing, analog synthesis, and stereo panning, Merkey addresses the Centaurs of her imagination. Influenced by celestial bodies, artificial intelligence, and opera, the journey is a mysterious meshing of mechanical fibers and polymorphic organic exchanges. Highly emotional, yet non-emotional at the same time, the alternating energy is a truly lovely work, warm, and lifting experience."