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ARTIST
TITLE
YIELD
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
ESC 119LP ESC 119LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
1/22/2021

Bona Fide is minimalistic gothic folk by Sophia Luna (vocals, guitar) and Emil Palme (guitar). Equally in love with the tradition and future potential of folk music, Bona Fide sets out to be a romantic catalyst for the epic tales of our time. The debut album YIELD is about longing and loss, love and magic. It's about carrying on a medieval tradition of storytelling while rewriting the classic tales of courtship and darkness, to let them become a prism for the coeval. Some of the songs, like "Prince of Scars" are permeated by this archaic heritage, while others, like "Dalloway" are fragmented, held together only by the morning dew. On YIELD, deep hollow guitars meet in minimalistic arrangements while Sophia Luna's enticing voice carries the listener through a raw and frail landscape made of different sonic perspectives: distant birds chirping outside of the window, close to the guitar plucking, to the sound of the very room where music was made that day. Recorded exclusively on telephones, Bona Fide's sound presents the paradox of 2020 dystopia: Contemporary mythology, fear of ecological collapse, and comfort of changing seasons all carefully captivated through modern day technology like the fossils of tomorrow. Handmade silkprint covers by Sophia Luna; edition of 120.