Includes digital pre-order of Take Both.
You get 2 tracks now
(streaming via the free Bandcamp app
and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the
complete album the moment it’s released.
digital album releases March 13, 2020
item ships out within 5 days
edition of 100
Streaming + Download
Pre-order of Take Both. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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.
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