Eliza Bagg recently debuted her new solo project Lisel. She will release her self-produced debut album Angels on the Slope on July 26th, via Luminelle Recordings (Helena Deland, Munya, Das Body). Ahead of the release, she has shared the album track. “Vanity.”
Drawing upon her vast musical experiences- her time as one-half of Pavo Pavo, her collaborations with the likes of Helado Negro and Julianna Barwick, and her work performing in operas by Meredith Monk with the LA Philharmonic – Bagg blends her experimental, classical, avant garde and indie-pop expertise throughout Angels on the Slope.
From Eliza Bagg:
“I had found space in the classical world that made sense for me,” says Bagg, “but I realized I needed to make something that was truly mine, that sprung from my own voice.” This led to a year-long writing and recording process, with Bagg waking up every morning to spend time alone with just a microphone and her computer.
My main instrument is my voice, not a keyboard or a guitar, so I wanted it to be the genesis of every song,” she says. Lisel meticulously constructed each track on Angels on the Slope, beginning with samples of her voice as the foundation, either by singing a note in a particular style or by manipulating them in order to create a vocal color that would be the defining feature of the song “I was trying to use the resources I had within me, within my body, to make something that feels true about the way we live our lives now, in 2019. That’s why I wanted to focus on my voice—I wanted each song to be literally made out of me.”
Pre-order Angels on the Slope, out July 26th on Luminelle, HERE.