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midwife - like author like daughter (12inch vinyl lp)


ARTIST // midwife
LABEL // whited sepulchre (us)
CAT // wsr003lp


Under the name Sister Grotto, Denver based artist Madeline Johnston explores the limits of minimalism in transcendental drone-pop. With Like Author, Like Daughter Johnston uses the Midwife moniker to craft triumphant, fist-in-the-air anthems that tackle themes of dislocation and falling in (and out) of love with a person, yourself, your home and the world.

A portrait of Johnston’s last year as a resident of Denver’s famed D.I.Y venue Rhinoceropolis that was closed in a rash of politically motivated assaults on creative spaces across the United States, Like Author, Like Daughter internalizes loss, addiction and abandonment and wrings them through distorted power chords, powerful leads, sheets of drone and building, aching monuments to past-selves and lost loves into an ultimately positivist statement of resilience and self-love. It’s a record that is impossible to listen without a lump in your throat.

Performed, recorded and co-produced by Tucker Theodore (Buffalo Voice, Gunmothers Head), Like Author, Like Daughter was recorded in Denver at Rhinoceropolis and INAMBULANCE in Olympia, WA.