In the rush to cover the constant waves of new music, we all too often neglect discussing the releases that leave the most substantial impressions in our lives. As such, we recently invited some bands and artists to wax poetic about a band or album that was deeply impactful or influential to them, either musically or personally. The fifth in our series of guest reviews is brought to us by the multi-talented Sarah Allen Reed of (I quote) "Ophelia Drowning, Coma Roulette, The Forest At Night, and way too many other things to keep track of!" Sarah's assorted projects can be found at her official site.
As ye will inevitably and quickly discover, this particular retrospective marks the Sleeping Village's first non-text article! Needless to say, we were very excited to see that Sarah's retrospective would address notions of personal musical impact in a new and novel fashion--namely, a gorgeous autobiographical comic. Today, Sarah discusses in visual form the influence of Our Love to Admire by indie-rock/post-punk heavyweights Interpol. Without further ado: please enjoy!
Massive thanks to Sarah for putting this together! Rather than blathering about how damn awesome her work is, I'll leave you with A. her artist bio, and B. a strong recommendation that you hire her to take care of your illustration or design-based needs. The quality of her work speaks for itself. Once again, you can find all relevant info at Sarah's official site.
Born with a decidedly different name and assigned gender near Saint Louis, Missouri, Sarah picked up a pen at the age of eight and told her first story, and–despite the world’s valiant attempts to stop her–that’s more or less what she’s been doing since. In her long and varied career, she has written multiple books and records, been featured in several anthologies, and worked on creative projects for clients, labels, and publishers around the world.
Musically, she is the voice behind the radio shows The Forest At Night and Identity Null, and the composer and musician behind multiple bands--most notably Ophelia Drowning, whose latest, Suicidal, is scheduled for a tape release this fall.
When she’s not busy plowing away at her drawing board, singing dirges in the moonlight, or wandering throughout the United States, she can often be found tending to her flowers, cooking, working out, painting, or floating above the coast at midnight, waiting for the tide to wrap her in its loving embrace and take her away. She currently resides in Colorado with her service dog Polyhymnia; although, as with everything else in life, this is subject to change.
Interpol can be found at their official site
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