Robin Bacior’s voice speaks of a much older soul. Her songs reveal honest pictures with instrumentation as a medium to illuminate her lyrics. Born and raised in California, Bacior took great influence from California folk traditions and brought them with her to New York. She began collaborating with cellist Dan Bindschedler and the two began to mend in more textured instrumentation, combining more classical arrangements with simple folk structures.
In 2012, Bacior relocated to Portland. In the following year she and Bindschedler collaborated crosscountry, sending each other current influences and traveling to play music on both coasts. During this time, Bacior had been having frequent dreams about various bodies of water, and felt it was signifying her grappling with an overwhelming amount of transition. As a result, Bacior wrote a new collection of songs, later named Water Dreams, which drops on January 13 via Good Mountain Records.
The songs center around Bacior’s departure from New York, examining the collapse of paths that felt certain, and finding a way to humbly move forward. Essentially, how it feels when it doesn’t work out. Simply, Water Dreams is a record that is fresh, experimental and honest.
Ghettoblaster recently caught up with Bacoir to discuss the albums she examined closely this year. These were her favorietes.
The War On Drugs, Lost In A Dream
Doug Paisle, Strong Feelings
Bill Callaha, Have Fun With God
Mac DeMarc, Salad Days
Blake Mills, Heigh Ho
Sylvan Esso, Sylvan Esso
Ages and Ages, Divisionary
My Brightest Diamond, This Is My Hand
Future Islands, Singles
Sharon Van Etten, Are We There
(Visit Bacior here: http://www.robinbacior.com/.)