She’s the Lavender Girl, the Universal mother whose anguished and breathy voice soothes and haunts you. She’s both love and anger, and every form of art she produced is the expression of one of the many layers she unfolded throughout the years, thanks to all of her personas which are like pieces of the bigger chameleonic puzzle that is The Living Jarboe.
Jarboe draws from a variety of sources: childhood in the Mississippi delta and New Orleans, life in NYC’s east village during the post no-wave scene as member of the band Swans, university studies in literature and theatre, global travels, and a history of extensive recordings, collaborations (Philip Anselmo, Attila Csihar, Blixa Bargeld, J.G. Thirlwell, Merzbow, PanSonic, Chris Connelly, Neurosis, J. K. Broadrick and many others), and performances (clubs, theaters, art galleries, cathedrals, festivals, live radio, television, film).
Jarboe’s voice and music is known for bold experimental as well as melodic diversity and expression. Over the course of her life through efforts in past and present disciplines, Jarboe explores the rebuilding / reinventing of identity and the elemental structures of personae.
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