Stu Buchanan talks to Sydney-born and UK-based artist Penelope Trappes – a vocalist and musician specialising in minimalist, ethereal alt.pop.

Having dedicated much of her early career to the electronic duo The Golden Filter, Penelope Trappes released her solo debut Penelope One in 2016 on the Optimo label; a release she described as “percussion-less, reverb-heavy haunting atmospherics with dystopian themes”. She signed to Houndstooth for Penelope Two, which mixed field recordings, meditations and guitars with synth drones, piano and layers of reverb.

Earlier this year, she released Gnostic State, a commissioned sound work for Longform Editions, and this month released a new four-track EP, Eel Drip.

Music featured in this episode:

  • Gnostic State
  • Maeve
  • Silence
  • Burn On (Mogwai Remix)
  • Eel Drip

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Published on 30 October 2020.

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