Jessica Ackerley

Morning / mourning (Cacophonous Revival Recordings)

Recorded in self-isolation this richly textured solo guitar offering serves as an intense and intimate portrait of Jessica Ackerley’s sonic personality. It confronts grief and questions of identity while paying homage to two of her primary mentors Vic Juris and Bobby Cairns—both of whom passed away recently. The result is a nuanced and idiosyncratic collection that embraces lyricism and sonic exploration in equal measure, its poignant and personal performances only amplified by the way in which they were captured. The Wire’s Daniel Spicer says “Ackerley’s tone [is as] raw as a fresh wound — the session broods in claustrophobic intimacy”

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Jessica Ackerley — guitar
All tracks produced, recorded, and written by Jessica Ackerley in Manhattan, NY
Mixed and mastered by Lucas Brode
Art and scores by Jessica Ackerley
Photography by No Land
Layout by Dave Petersen
Liner Notes by Wendy Eisenberg
2021, Cacophonous Revival Recording

Track Listing

  1. 1. Henry
  2. 2. Inner Automation
  3. 3. Conviction
  4. 4. Departure Into Sound Memory
  5. 5. mourning
  6. 6. Untitled 3
  7. 7. much gratitude to you, for you
  8. 8. Coaxial II
  9. 9. Morning

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