The Slow-Fi Songs of Lady Lazarus

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There’s lo-fi, then there’s slow-fi, which more aptly describes Lady Lazarus, the stage name of San Jose, California musician Melissa Ann Sweat. While living in San Francisco during 2008, Sweat recorded the songs on her new EP Home Recordings. Little more than tinny keyboards and Sweat’s voice inhabit the dirgey, trancelike songs, which do indeed sound as if they were recorded at home in her bedroom.

Intimate and sometimes hard to listen to, there are rewards for close and persistent listeners on songs such as “Bones”–see the video below, or check out her Myspace for more music.

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