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Penelope One

by Penelope Trappes

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Puppets 03:07
Gravel Mouth 03:11
Untitled 1 02:23
Gone 03:08
Untitled 4 01:40
Heartbreak 02:43
Untitled 3 02:16
Low 02:51
9 Monkey 02:40


Optimo Music presents the debut solo album from The Golden Filter’s Penelope Trappes “One” in early June.

We like to let our artists speak for themselves about their music whenever possible so asked Penelope to tell us about her album –

“In 2016. I rented out a small piano studio in East London for nearly the whole year and set out to write an introspective, trendless, and mostly beatless album. Inspired by albums from This Mortal Coil and Scott Walker, who also sought freedom to work outside of the expectations of their previous work, I limited the instrumentation to mostly an acoustic piano and effects, which left space to expose a lot of emotional vulnerabilities about myself and people close to me. Writing lullabies about being a mother in a dystopian world, with pensive words about swimming against the current as a female artist, I felt free enough to tell untold truths that I’ve never felt comfortable talking about within music. Free, liberated, empowered. naked.”


released June 16, 2017


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Penelope Trappes Brighton, UK

“intimate and surreal—like watching yourself mourn intense tragedy from an outsider’s vantage point.” - Bandcamp

"the sound of dust motes momentarily caught in a shaft of moonlight, of spirits pushing through from another realm. Alluring yet unsettling.” -Electronic Sound

"striking work of evolution and deconstruction" -The Wire

“Summoning the great ghosts of vintage 4AD and Kranky” -Pitchfork
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