Drummer Jim White (Dirty Three and Xylouris White) and Portland-based guitarist Marisa Anderson announced the release of their first collaborative album. The Quickening is out on May 15th via Thrill Jockey Records. According to the press release, The idea of a collaboration developed while on the road together in 2015, Anderson playing solo and White playing with Xylouris White.

The Quickening began at the Portland studio Type Foundry in late 2018, where the duo initially agreed to meet and improvise and record. Happy with the recordings, the duo headed to Mexico City and into Estudios Noviembres, a time capsule of a studio from the 70’s that had been largely closed before some young engineers took it over. The “slight disorientation” of working in less familiar environments mirrored their willingness to plunge headfirst into exploring new sonic territory together.

We already shared “The Lucky”; “Pallet” and “Gathering” are two ne excerpts.