Whether you look to Ireland or further afield, few artists cut such a compelling and fiercely individual figure as Waterford’s Katie Sullivan AKA Katie Kim. Four years on from the magisterial, slowcore-tinged indie-folk of her second album Cover and Flood, the Dublin-based musician has returned with its extraordinary, fully-realised follow-up, Salt. A nine-track ode to the unknowable sway of memory, transience, indestructible love, the spectre of loss & longing and what Kafka called the Indestructible, sparsely plucked guitars, disembodied piano shapes, washes of droned ambience and quietly-woven percussion plait to propel Katie Kim’s wonderfully esoteric, deeply-felt inner narratives to a realm of almost meditative poise and intent. Recorded with John…
Ahead of its release on Friday, October 14, Waterford artist Katie Kim has unveiled a Sean Zissou-directed promo video offering a curious behind the scenes look at the making of her forthcoming album, Salt. Encircling ever-thick like a flourishing curl of mist, its accompanying track evokes everything from William Basinski’s starker works, early Labradford and the that landscape of loss so masterfully soundtracked by the likes of Aidan Baker, Tim Hecker and Stars of The Lid (who play Cork’s Triskel on Saturday, October 8).