Camila Fuchs - Heart Pressed Between Stones (Color LP)
Camila Fuchs makes a head-turning debut on ATP with the cosmic pop of ‘Heart Pressed Between Stones’; a remarkably accomplished LP worthy of comparison with the best from Jenny Hval, her label mate Zoë McPherson, or early Fever Ray and Bjørk classics
Leading on from 2016’s ‘Singing From Fixed Rung’ and her ‘Opuntia’ EP as Camila De Laborde, the Mexico City-born, London-based artist truly blossoms on this, her 3rd release to date. It’s rare that artists of this calibre of vision and poise come around, and we reckon that ‘Heart Pressed Between Stones’ is a modern classic in waiting.
Taking her fair time to ease in with the screwed groove and wide open vox of ‘One-on-One’ and its searching, serpentine bassline, Camila maintains an impeccable poise throughout the album, threading from the veiled electronics and unmistakeably Bjørkian urgency of ‘Heatwave (Coming Towards You)’, to transition into stark, mutated psych rock in the tempered rush of ‘My Body’. She expertly plays with liminal tension again in the deliquescent dream pop friction of ‘Direct Truth’, before she gets mired in the deliciously viscous, screwed gloop of ‘Battlefield’, and totally has us by a thread with the nonplace acid-folk finale, ‘For All Stable Appearances, He Was Wild’, where her blend of organic and inorganic textures, dense electronics and spacious vocals most effectively transport and consume us.