Tiny Vipers Ambience3
One of the first PopLib posts, over 2 years ago, was about Seattle musician Jesy Fortino, who releases music and performs under the name Tiny Vipers.

“Another Day’s Sun” is a one-off track from the Tiny Vipers Bandcamp, released December 2013, which I only discovered today. It’s a wonderful piece of near-ambient droning song-craft.

Now there’s a brand new Tiny Vipers release out called “Ambience3”. My copy arrived today in physical format from UK label Box Bedroom Rebel. I wanted to feature that but it doesn’t appear in Box Bedroom Rebels Bandcamp. So “Another Day’s Sun” is the Trojan Horse song to introduce this more recent release.

“Another Day’s Sun” above, with it’s minimal guitar, evocative voices and wash of electronic noises, hints at the direction to be taken two years later by Tiny Vipers on “Ambience3”.

“Ambience3” is, as the title might suggest, is ambient drone. There’s no vocals, other than the ghostly backwards smudge of voice on “TAPE III” on the 7″ (which plays at 33 rpm), but there’s a lot of wondrous ambient soundscape to get lost in on the 70-minute CD which comes with the 7″ single in a nicely packaged release from UK label Box Bedroom Rebels.

“Ambience3” ranges from beautiful echoey spaces, reminiscent of Eno’s ambient series of recordings, through to some more industrial sounds (in a very musical, extra-terrestrial industrial way). There’s also some remixes. The most intriguing of these is “Tape II remixed by Xela”, which takes a tape delay drone loop and works it up into 9 minutes of brilliant techno-trance industrial dance music.

The well-presented 7″ single and CD package is very affordable, so why not take a chance?

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