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LCD Soundsystem’s Gavilán Rayna Russom has released a solo album

The Envoy was inspired in part by Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness.

November 15, 2019
LCD Soundsystem’s Gavilán Rayna Russom has released a solo album Gavilán Rayna Russom / Ecstatic Recordings

LCD Soundsystem band member Gavilán Rayna Russom has now debuted a solo album out on Ecstatic, The Envoy, as Pitchfork notes. The album, which features arrangements from Peter Zummo, is reportedly inspired by Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness. “[The Left Hand of Darkness] is so dense. In the book, [Le Guin is] describing places, people, and experiences with this incredible level of detail. It reminds me of when in poetry, the writer tries to just get the shape of an energy and a moment,” Russom told the magazine them. “That book is full of all of these charged up moments. I ingested all of it. Then as I approached making the [musical] pieces, it came out in these different ways.”

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LCD Soundsystem’s Gavilán Rayna Russom has released a solo album