DISCOSOMA RECORDS CATALOG:
DR007: O, MIAMI
'O, Miami' 5-Poem Split 7"
A: Tracy K. Smith
B: Gabrielle Calvocoressi
200 copies black vinyl w/ sleeve art hand-painted as original multiples by Miami artist Nicolas Lobo *
Luma Junger is the alias of Miami musician Teresa Liberatore. Past work with Kent Hernandez and Psychic Mirrors highlighted Liberatore’s impressive vocal work, and as Luma Junger, she adds an element of sonic fog to the mix. The vocals are dark and dense and clothed in reverb (kind of like Grouper) while metallic beats and synth drones form the backbone of the tracks. Check out ‘Red Dwarf’ above and read a short interview with Liberatore below.
JARED MCKAY: What is your songwriting process like - analog or digital recording?
TERESA LIBERATORE: I use a Juno Gi for the Luma tracks and record straight onto a basic Garage Band track with my computers internal mic. It’s probably the laziest, most effortless form of recording, but I’m fine with it for now. Maybe I’ll go Hi-Fi next time around. I finally have a keyboard with all the bells and whistles and am going to start utilizing it to its full potential.
MCKAY: Any upcoming releases we should look out for?
LIBERATORE: Yes! ikijimeowenmeany, is releasing my first tape in July. It’s called “Meet Luma Junger”, named after a character I conceptualized once I started toying with the Juno. I want to make every album a different character with a whole different message and sound. At any rate, the tape will have 5 songs on each side with a duration of about 9 to 10 minutes for each side. I’m no longer in the band, but there’s a Psychic Mirrors 7” to be released in the fall that I did back up vocals for, as well as a track available on iTunes called “We Can Groove All Night”
Dig another track, ‘Hornet’: