Bewitching and intoxicating, a meticulously crafted soundscape that showcases the singer’s sumptuous alto to dramatic effect … Literate, vibrant metaphor adds richness to an already abundant record. —New Orleans Times Picayune
Myshkin’s seventh record was five years in the making, and worth the wait. That Diamond Lust is luminous and haunting, a dark and delicate work of revolutionary love songs, swaying in a folk-tronic dancing dress.
Oregon–based, New Orleans–schooled, and gypsy–spirited, Myshkin makes moving, experimental music out of broad empathy, sharp imagery, hypnotic rhythms and an enigmatic, unforgettable voice. Among her possessions: a name stolen from Dostoyevsky, an aesthetic formed by wide listening, voracious reading and restless exploration, and expressive skills honed knife–sharp on countless songs and stages.
To make That Diamond Lust, Myshkin collected tracks—strings beats horns & waves—from favorite collaborators in Portland and New Orleans, then put them aside for a few years while hand-building an earth-walled studio and co-founding a permaculture art farm in the Pacific Northwest There she looked them over with a wizened eye, and stitched them into something fresh and marvelous.
On the heels of a breakthrough European tour that yielded a nationally broadcast BBC Live session and a signing with The Local Agency UK, DoubleSalt Records is now officially releasing Myshkin’s Ruby Warblers’ That Diamond Lust in the United States.
That Diamond Lust freatures performances by: myshkin: vocals, guitars, mandolin, bass, beats, synth • sailor banks: upright bass, beats, synth, piano, organ • jesse brooke: drums • paul evans: soprano sax, organ • neti vaan: violin • helen gillet: cello • gwendolyn colman: percussion • luke brechtelsbauer: harp • sarahmin dunbar: theremin • heather perkins: electric guitar • skip vonkuske: cello.
“Haunting melodies, intricate metaphors and subversive subplots … tales of pirate girls on high seas! Lover’s feuds under apricot trees! Rosebud bullets, ruby warblers and whalebone skirts! An unmistakable, complex underground legend.” —Bitch Magazine, USA
“Fiercely talented, elegantly skewed” —Time Out, UK