Claire Rousay - A Collection


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This extensive double-album brings together some of experimental musician Claire Rousay's eclectic and prolific work from the last four or five years, prior to her 2021 album, A Softer Focus, beginning with her recordings as a solo drummer, and the ensuing transition into musique concrete/new music composer. 

A Collection clocks in at about two hours and fifteen minutes and boasts thirteen songs, split over two CDs. Rousay selected her favourite drumming cuts to fill the first CD and did the same with musique concrete/new music for the second. On disc one, scattershot, frenetic percussion compositions like ‘All,’ ‘Tusk,’ and ‘Good Set’ share space with more constant drumming pieces like ‘Virulence.’ Disc two often maintains the use of percussion, but even at the outset on ‘Things I Doubt You’d Care About,’ we hear Rousay’s vocals - sometimes spoken, sometimes whispered. We begin to find light melodic content, a shrill drone frequency, her now-staple field recordings, and voice-to-text like on ‘I’m Not A Bad Person.’ 


  1. all 
  2. tusk 
  3. Good Set 
  4. Virulence 
  5. Clocked 
  6. Neuter 
  7. It Is Just 
  8. So Much More Difficult 
  9. things i doubt you’d care about 
  10. for theo, erik, meghan, alex 
  11. a moment in st louis 
  12. october 3rd 
  13. I’m Not a Bad Person 


  • US import 
  • Housed in gatefold card jacket with 5mm spine 



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