Pauline Anna Strom – “Quiet Joy”


The impeccable crew over at RVNG, Intl have another great archival project on their hands. Shedding light on the works of composer, healer, and medium Pauline Anna Strom, the label have worked up a four-album box set that collects her albums Trans-Millenia Consort, Plot Zero, and Spectre alongside an unreleased album, Oceans of Tears, that’s been lying in wait but never found its way into the world until now. The composer was an adamant opponent to labeling her works as New Age, though they touch on certain similar elements. The pieces here are more closely rooted in a love and excitement with Klaus Schulzez, Brian Eno, and Vangelis all of whom she’d heard beaming out of Bay-area radio station KPFA. Strom sought to emulate her influences, and would record as she composed, a technique that often lead these documents to being the only time a work would ever be performed, never to be recreated in the same way. The works were a conduit for her spiritual touchstones in the occult, feeling as if the tones passed through her on their way to the tape. The box set, Echoes, Spaces, Lines is available November 10th alongside standalone editions of the three previously released works. Oceans of Tears is exclusive to the box set editions.

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