Sondra Sun-Odeon descends on Zebulon, riding on the cloud of sound and light that infuses her new album, Desyre (Graveface Records). Her wailing voice emerges from the desolate landscape of “Vision,” the six-minute-plus song that starts the album and shifts through atmospheric haziness into a somber acoustic reverie. Foreboding, towering chords loom over the title track as Sun-Odeon’s eerie vocals slither within the shadows. “Roses in the Snow” unfolds in a series of shimmers that eventually subside into a glassy sequence framing the Brooklyn/L.A. composer’s disembodied singing. The strangely beautiful album features such guests as Zola Jesus guitarist Alex De Groot (who also produced the record), harpist Mary Lattimore and Swans’ Thor Harris. Alternating between light and darkness, the album is graced by Sun-Odeon’s melodic vocals before everything disappears into a wash of echoes. With Secret Flowers and Nico Turner.
Zebulon, 2478 Fletcher Drive, L.A.; Tues., Nov. 26, 8 p.m.; free; ages 21 & over. (323) 663-6927, zebulon.la/events.
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