Prepared piano priestess Kelly Moran to re-issue her minimalist 2016 album Optimist

Prepared piano priestess Kelly Moran to re-issue her minimalist 2016 album Optimist

Back in the fairer days of late 2016, Brooklyn prepared piano virtuoso Kelly Moran quietly ushered a lovely song cycle into the world titled Optimist, and her spiraling, gently swelling keys simply floored us. Since then however, Moran has taken her ivory-shredding fingers even further through the looking glass, first in 2017 with her Cageian MIDI suite Bloodroot, then this year with her official enlisting in the Oneohtrix Point Never live band. But as her star continues to rise, she’s decided to go back and pay a little tribute to her roots with a newly remastered re-issue of Optimist, scheduled for release this very Friday, June 15.

In addition to the digital remaster (which you can hear via the handy Bandcamp link below), Optimist is also getting the physical treatment from Primal Architecture on the vinyl front and Obsolete Units for the CD edition. Revisit this lovely, enveloping record below (or dive in for the first time if you’re a newcomer), and if you happen upon an OPN ensemble show this year, keep an eye out for Kelly Moran dazzling on the keys center stage.

Optimist tracklisting:

01. Optimist
02. Strangers Are Easy to Look At, Loved Ones Are Museums of Brutality
03. In Symmetry
04. Glacial
05. Dream Pauline
06. Let’s Dance
07. An Atom
08. Nyght Spel
09. Pacific Tell

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