Take Both

by Rubie

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1.
A Polychotomy to Make Sense of a Soup
2.
The Need
3.
Decipher This
4.
Anatomy
5.
03:32
6.
Take Both
7.
They Are a Follower
8.
Be Your Daughter Plait My Hair
9.
06:03
10.
Sailors

about

Take Both is the debut solo album by songstress and artist Rubie. Tackling a gender-divided world, Take Both is a radical and personal manifesto for rejecting binary choices and complicating your thinking.

Graduating in sculpture at Central St. Martins in 2019, Rubie’s approach to music is patchwork and hands on. Take Both was assembled in their living room studio from home recordings, sampled mobile phone voice memos and public group singing exercises. Centering their voice, Rubie’s writing starts with a-capella sketches, fleshed out through live experiments with an eclectic but minimal toolkit of sounds; A process flexible enough to produce the twitchy math-pop of Whole, to the blissful choral drones of Anatomy, to the crashy distorted experimental rock of The Need.

credits

releases March 13, 2020

all songs written & produced by Rubie Green © 2019
vocals, guitar, piano, bass guitar, programming by Rubie
drums on 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7 by Kit Denison, recorded at Total Refreshment Centre by Kristian Craig Robinson
additional vocals on 4 & 9 by Dominik Ridler, Emma Tanner, Esther Dillner & Henry Mills
track 1 samples “Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee”, 1968 performance by Joseph Beuys
mastered by Peter Fletcher
photography by Anastasia Alexseeva
special thanks Kit, Henry, Anastasia, Asher, Jenny, Mum & Dad xx

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Rubie London, UK

Rubie exorcises maleness in the eclectic and experimental, as a spotlit songstress. They channel their intricate songwriting through a performance art lens, often stretching the limits of minimal vocal-centered live setups. Sailing on a soup, weathering binary storms, learning to captain. ... more

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  • Mar 26
    London, UK

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Track Name: Whole
I know
You’re not whole
You’ve been crushed

Your blood
Chemistry
Has been fucked

Babe
Can you come
Are you free?

To wait with me
You’re so kind

Holding
A space
In your mind

Gave
You my coat
As you smoked

Being
Your rock
When I can

Being
Your man
When I can

We kissed
At your desk
To keep warm

And love
Coiled up
In our throats

But I know
You’re not whole
You’ve been crushed

Your blood
Chemistry
Has been fucked

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