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“Black Lake enacts a new paradigm...” —David
Brody of BOMB Magazine
Shake is a movement, a sound, poem and Black Lake's first official record release now out on Right Brain Words.
<Shake is a 4-song 7" vinyl record. <Shake was launched on October 21st at a live Black Lake performance at The Wooly
in NYC hosted by Invisible-Exports Gallery and BOMB Magazine. A limited edition <Shake record/soundmaker accompanies this release.
Slink Moss and Susan Jennings are Black Lake, an inter-media, NYC-based duo whose performances fuse video, music, poetry, sculpture,
and shadows to create an immersive otherwordly environment. Their signature style is at once sensual and gritty, quotidian and exquisite.
Invoking associations of The Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, Otto Piene, Gego, Tony Ourselor and Pipolotti Rist, Black Lake's visuals
and soundscapes attend to the space between pattern and exploration, building textures with video light, sculptures, shadows, wild guitar
riffs, neo-Beat word-scapes, and the haunt of the human voice. The frame and form of their imagery‹birds mating, dapples of light, water
rippling, night blossoms‹draw focus to the tenuous nature of perception. Black Lake¹s recent performances in venues such as The RISD Art
Museum, David Nolan Gallery, and The Wooly have been hailed as “utterly unique.” David Brody of BOMB Magazine hails Black Lake in the fall
issue, #117. He writes: Black Lake enacts a new paradigm that I can get into. The duo triangulates the rock gig with the presentational
detachment of a poetry reading and the DIY-trickiness of an art installation, thereby circumventing the attitudinal idiocies that can inbreed
within all three genres of contemporary hipsterism. Slink Moss sing-spiels with an assured, rubbery, cowboy-street-preacher delivery,
while Abba-cool Susan Jennings provides backup and engineers layered projections that claim the space around the performance by means of
shadows and lush refractions amplifying through dangling, twirling remnant plastics. The posture‹equilaterally askew from the performance space,
the club, and the pop-up gallery‹is all about backing the audience off just far enough to create incantatory elbow room for Black Lake's precisely
strummed Mack-Truck ragas. Working two rhythm guitars across pairs of glorious, euphonious chords, as in the flamenco-inflected "Beware,"
Moss and Jennings configure a compelling pulse of sound from an accessible minimalism. This version of garage primality shares
DNA with the band's efficient light show projections; and equally with its lyrical opportunism, in which strings of free association
(“Beware of the coming frost / Beware of the poison moss”) assert a satisfying rhetorical arrogance by being set onto synestheticges in the
wall of rhythm. With such unmonumental glitter, cannily austere Black Lake proves that one needn’t hock the soul to rock out.
Black Lake's first record, "Shake, a double-single 7" vinyl (2 songs per side.) Order it now for $15 including
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