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Born to Lose​/​Born to Leave

by Sister Grotto & Braeyden Jae

Born to Lose 21:44


Recorded at Rhinoceropolis.
Written by Madeline Johnston.
Additional instrumentation by Braeyden Jae.

Long-form ambient works from Denver minimalist artist Sister Grotto and Salt Lake City's Braeyden Jae. Guitars, tape sounds, bass tones, plenty of pedals. Slow soft-gaze. Hypnotic heartbreak.

"Make no mistake, this is masterful work. 'Born to Lose' is minimal and melancholy guitar cloaked in static, representing confusion and turmoil in the face of having to constantly move forward to survive." - Ryan Masteller, Cassette Gods

"The experience is to be unmoored in an ever recycling sea of sound, held, not against your will, in its embrace as passings of clean and obscured inputs lap over and beneath you until a lighthouse clear guitar line rips a hole open in the sky" - Tome to the Weather Machine

"hushed shoegazing ambient drone parallel to folks like Windy & Carl, Grouper and Secret Pyramid...highest possible recommendation." - PSI Lab


released September 25, 2015


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