Debut album from Wyndow, Laura J Martin and Lavinia Blackwall’s (Trembling Bells) new Kosmiche-Psych-Folk project. Woven from threads sent across the wires, Wyndow strikes new ground. Following the success of their first two singles Take My Picture and Two Strong Legs, Wyndow (Laura J Martin and Lavinia Blackwall) return with their eponymous debut album. The project was ignited by a love of Robert Wyatt and an off hand idea of collaborating on a version of his song Free Will and Testament. In a time of weird interludes the self examination of the song’s lyrics opened the pathway to themes examined throughout the record, that of being and wanting and the battle between knowledge and knowing. Who am I and do I see myself the way others see me? What follows is an exploration of the uncertain and the impermanent.
According to Martin, they are “tunes for whacked out worriers lifting weights in the worry gym,” where “feeling uneasy never felt so easy." Reflections flit between two pendulums as each wrote and recorded remotely and exchanged these dog eared musical postcards to see each others’ response. Eschewing the “band in a room” aesthetic out of geographical necessity they focussed on maximising the sonic palette of each song, doing exactly what each piece demanded without thinking about who had to play each instrument. The songs on Wyndow exist