Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Red Ribbon - "Document (Alternate Version)"

Photo by Matthew James-Wilson
Red Ribbon is the project of Seattle based musician Emma Danner. Utilizing a revolving group of musicians, Red Ribbon has released a new single. "Document (Alternate Version)," has some serious 90's vibes. You'll hear a lot of what is now called dream pop in the song, but the guitars have too much of a 90's crunch to them for that. It's a slow plod of a song that burns into a sludge fest at times without ever crossing into discordance.

Emma Danner explains the meaning behind the song: 

So much of history is erased and what we're left with is the veneration of figures who purchased their historical memory through acts of power, money and violence. It's strange then that as individuals we still privately record our own experiences through photographs or written accountsWhat is the purpose of documenting oneself in a world where history is distorted? Why do we create these records when in all likelihood they will evaporate into nothingness? What is recorded is rarely what happened."

You can listen to "Document (Alternate Version)" below. The single is now available on Danger Collective Records and is available via Bandcamp. For more on Red Ribbon, check out the artist's Facebook.

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