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The sound of warm-blooded wiring, turned on and tapped into, emotive and electric, storied machines speaking through all too human hands.

Saloli is Portland, Oregon resident Mary Sutton, a multi-instrumentalist who with The Deep End, her debut album for Kranky, has settled on the analog synthesizer as her medium for a series of pieces that thread complementary shades of soft-hued hypnosis, dazed modal introspection, icy amusement park reverie, and lunar lullaby into a suite of contemplative melody and synthetic communion.

Written specifically for live playing, Sutton’s songs are active rather than ambient yet their structure is more suggestive than scripted, full of lulls, asymmetries, and daydreams, and can sound as elemental as oceans over large soundsystems just as they radiate warmth in more intimate zones.

Beyond her own solo work, Sutton is deeply involved with the Emahoy Sheet Music Project, an initiative to transcribe and publish the complete works of the incredible Ethiopian pianist Emahoy Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou, so that her music can be played, performed, studied, and enjoyed by people throughout the world.