In her latest EP, Laura Groves reveals an intricate route to trying to understand her own reality. She reflexively weaves in and out of dreamy pondering and tactile insight – this is brainstorming a life-novel rather than the permanent penning of autobiography. The lavish soulfulness of Committed Language appears to merge the synth lined elements of Arthur Russell with a few vocal limbs of Kate Bush. Like her late 20th century foremothers of soul, she eloquently trickles a voice unhinged over nostalgia ridden backing tracks of deep beats and meandering drones. This is an EP of lush sparseness that knows when to swell and un-swell as if it is a ball that bounces in slow motion, expanding its waist at the lowest point and fully retracting at its wavering peak – motility on record.
Committed Language is currently out on DEEK Recordings.