Meg Duffy & Gregory Uhlmann (of Hand Habits & Perfume Genius) announce new instrumental project Duffy x Uhlmann, tease debut album 𝘿𝙤𝙪𝙗𝙡𝙚𝙨 with first single "Braid" 02 Aug 2023
Orindal Records is thrilled to announce Doubles, the first album from Los Angeles-based instrumental duo Duffy x Uhlmann, out September 22, 2023.
After playing together in Perfume Genius and Hand Habits, Meg Duffy and Gregory Uhlmann embark on their first album of instrumental duets, Doubles. A testament to the wordlessness of their musical intimacy, Duffy x Uhlmann take up their guitars in order to make an imprint of the slowness and presence of their improvisational practice. They weave together a sonic meditation, embracing intuition and relying on trust."Braid," the first single from Doubles, is now streaming everywhere.
"Arriving ahead of Doubles, which will see a September 22
release via Orindal Records, the track exhibits two guitarists perfectly
in tune with each other letting the spirit of improvisation guide
them—'blowing kisses and finishing each other’s sentences,' as the press
materials put it. It’s far from the heart-wrenching reflective balladry
of Hand Habits (or Perfume Genius, with whom Uhlmann’s also recently
toured), opting instead for the immediacy of the present moment. ‘Braid is a meditation in motion,' the duo shares in a joint
statement. 'Rhythms layering against each other with the goal being
disappearance. With a nod and a look we move from chord to chord. And
then we end just as we began.'”
- Flood Magazine
"The two guitarists play off one another with a tempered rhythm, showcasing the skill of seasoned veterans." - Pitchfork
"Pensive and hypnotic" - Stereogum
Pre-order Doubles on marble vinyl, classic black vinyl, tape & digital formats HERE.