Corrina Repp is a singer/multi-instrumentalist based in Portland, Oregon. In the early 2000s she recorded three albums before drawing the attention of Mark Kozelek (Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon), who decided to release her fourth album – “The Absent and the Distant” – on his label (Repp was the first artist apart from Kozelek’s projects to appear on Caldo Verde).
In 2007 Corrina and fellow musician Joe Haege (31knots, Vin Blanc / White Wine) formed Tu Fawning. Over the following five years, they recorded an EP and two albums (both released on City Slang) and toured extensively throughout the US and Europe, to great public and critical acclaim. Then in autumn 2012, Tu Fawning played their last show in London. The band had run its course, and all four members felt it was time to live something different.
Repp moved into a tiny apartment in Portland and put all of her equipment into a closet, where it remained for a whole year. Then in January 2014, she started playing and writing again; writing in-between working at a restaurant and a plant nursery, writing while house-sitting a mansion for 6 weeks, writing at a friend’s cabin in the woods, writing in her room at 2 in the morning. Writing because she simply had to.
It’s the culmination of these (joyous and sad) moments and (magnificent and mundane) places that brings us “The Pattern of Electricity”, Corrina Repp’s first solo album in almost ten years.
Recorded in November and December 2014 by long-time friend Peter Broderick at his studio on the Oregon coast, and mixed by Benjamin Weikel of Helio Sequence, these nine perfect gems of songs will be released on May 19th on CD and limited edition LP.