SARAH DAVACHI

UNCUT - - New Al­bums - JON DALE

Gave In Rest BA DA BING! 9/10 Mu­sic from a quiet place – clear­headed, star­tling am­bi­ence

Cana­dian artist Sarah Davachi has been a quest­ing pres­ence in ex­per­i­men­tal mu­sic for the past decade. She’s rest­lessly in­quis­i­tive, al­ways work­ing on ideas, re­leas­ing al­bums at a fu­ri­ous clip (11 since 2013). Gave In Rest, though, feels like a break­out mo­ment for Davachi, and it’s all the more im­pres­sive given how she’s not com­pro­mised to reach this point. Her in­ter­est in me­dieval and early mu­sic of­fers her com­po­si­tions both a som­no­lent beauty and a melan­choly grasp of sim­ple, slow melody that’s re­fined and ten­der – pieces on Gave In Rest such as “Third Hour” and “Matins” move glacially, and with in­cred­i­ble grace. They’re stun­ning.

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