Sis Announces New EP ‘Gnani’, Unveils Lead Single ‘Double Rapture’

    Sis – the moniker of Berkeley-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Jenny Gillespie Mason, the founder of Native Cat Recordings – has announced a new EP called Gnani. Following her 2019 album Gas Station Roses, the EP is due out January 7. Check out the lead single ‘Double Rapture’ below.

    “With poem titles like Dirty Sexy Poem and What is the Pineal Gland?, Anna Swir (1909-1984) was a Polish poet who explored the space between animal sensuality and divine transcendence,” Gillespie explained in a press release. “Before beginning the process of writing Gnani, I’d stumbled upon her poem of two lines, ‘A Double Rapture’: Because there is no me/and because I feel how much there is no me. For her striking rawness on her own womanhood, Swir remained a muse to me throughout the process of writing the songs on Gnani. I’d been playing around with playing my Rhodes through an Ibanez multimode analog delay, and had also found an insistent yet fragile sounding percussion loop on Omnisphere. The song came together very quickly with these elements at hand, and the lyrics sprung pretty naturally from this idea of a double rapture, losing yourself in union with the Other.”

    Gnani EP Cover Artwork:

    Gnani EP Tracklist:

    1. Double Rapture
    2. Wooie
    3. Flower in Space
    4. Light Is There
    5. Embodiment
    6. Gazelle Rites

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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