November 1, 2022
Words by: Nathan Reece
Bristol independents coalesce to form a cinematographic portrait of selfhood, featuring dance artist Tarli Lumby, captured through the lenses of Ben Dornan Wilson and Giulia Spadafora.
Since her live emergence in 2021, the ethereal sound of Bristol-based vocalist, producer and multi-instrumentalist t l k has been permeating the Bristol scene. Debut EP ‘Strength In Tenderness‘, released in February this year, introduced t l k’s intricately assertive palette, solidifying her as ‘one of the city’s most exciting experimental artists’ (BBC Introducing 2022).
“This first EP was a compilation of tracks developed within the walls of introversion. It captured my evolving understandings of loss, trauma and selfhood at the time, while showing me the necessity of sound-making as a medium to really see these worlds we find ourselves in,” she shares.
“Drawing on the vibrancy of Bristol’s improvisation culture, these tracks are rooted in improvised first takes, free-written words and manipulated found sound, honouring the transience they each hold. There’s an intimacy to the record that comes from a deep intention to be honest to myself, to invite tenderness and be emboldened by sitting inside it.”