In her debut solo release, Flora Ocean Parkin transmits the ecstatic. Expanding their voice into a shimmering tapestry and wrapping the listener in its golden threads. Reaching for the outer limits of her range, they chart a trajectory through maternal desire, phantom forms and a sensory understanding of the self, in order to trace a path to reconciliation and transcendence.
With a sound that nods to the otherworldly harmonies of the Bulgarian State Television Female Choir, the mutant aesthetics of Arca and the sonic world building of Lyra Pramuk, Flora manifests a palatial body of work that is intimately personal, rich and decadent. In doing so, they express the new materialist philosophy of Karan Barad through music, as if the atomic world itself were a cosmic choir to sing with.
'The music, and the life it distils, would not have been possible without the support of friends, family, and loved ones who've believed in me along the way. Special thanks to: Alex Keegan, Ayse Hassan, Ayla Octavia Keegan, El Hardwick, Orion Isaacs, Anouska Samms, Chris Penty, Mum, Dad, Chloë, Granny, Mary Goodhart, Tim Green, Kip Ives, Sorana Vieru, Bryony Phipps Wardle, Jamie Morell, Siân Williams, Nick Potter, Mena Shah, Mutualism. Thanks to Karen Barad for the words, worldings and wonder' - Flora Ocean Parkin
25% of label profits will be donated to genderedintelligence.co.uk
released February 21, 2024
Songs, Vocals & Lyrics by Flora Ocean Parkin
Mixing & Production by Chris Penty Alvarez
Mastered by Izzy McPhee at Weird Jungle
Photography by Martha Conlon
Creative Direction by Kip Ives
Design by Julian Jaschke