Sasami (stylized in all caps) is the eponymous debut studio album by American singer-songwriter and musician Sasami, released on March 8, 2019, through Domino. On October 9, Domino Recording Company announced that Sasami had signed to their label, and officially released "Callous" alongside a new song titled "Not the Time", premiered by The Fader.
Los Angeles trumental Sasami Ashworth (aka SASAMI) has announced her debut album: SASAMI is out March 8 via Domino. In a press release, SASAMI explained, The whole ‘Jealousy’ video was born out of inspiration from the scene ‘Bruce Vs Chocolate cake’ from the 1996 film adaptation of Roald Dahl's Matilda. She added, I wanted to make something grotesque and creepy and funny of course. Check it out below (via NPR).
I'm sure this happens all the time I know I’m not the only one I'm sure this happens all the time There's nothing wrong when we both play along. You've got a good thing back at home And so it changes as you’ve grown You've got a lovely thing at home So why confuse when you might lose it all? We walked as far as we could go The city held us as its own We walked as far as we could go We had to choose, so we took off our shoes.
Los Angeles artist SASAMI has announced the release of her self-titled, debut album with a surreal video for its new single, Jealousy. SASAMI previously released a 2018 seven-inch including Not the Time and Callous, both of which are confirmed to appear on the new album, due out March 8 on Domino Records. The engrossingly bizarre video for the lead single Jealousy is set on what looks like a community theater stage, and plays out with lo-fi imagery paired with some unsettling choreography from a witchified SASAMI and a hyperactive goblin.
Sasami Ashworth already had a busy musical career before launching SASAMI. She's a classically trained french horn player, has done string arrangements, played session dates, taught music to elementary school kids, and was a member of Cherry Glazerr for a few years. While doing the latter, she started writing songs detailing a recent break up, and with the help of her brother Joo Joo (who's in the band Froth), she started recording them.
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Sasami Ashworth’s debut album as SASAMI is a rare event. It’s a powerful and often brilliant statement of intent that establishes the project as a bold and challenging voice able to innovate and reimagine. At its heart, the self-titled release is a dedication to sound, transforming otherworldly effects, brash noise, and daring harmony into a welcoming, if challenging, set of songs
Tracklist Hide Credits
|A1||I Was A Window
Drums, Percussion – Cameron Allen Guitar, Bass – Joojoo Ashworth*Vocals – Dustin PayseurVocals, Synth [Synths] – Sasami Ashworth
|A2||Not The Time
Drums – Cameron Allen Guitar, Bass – Joojoo Ashworth*Synth [Synths], Organ, Percussion, Vocals – Sasami Ashworth
Bass – Pascal StevensonDrums – Cameron Allen Guitar – Joojoo Ashworth*Guitar, Synth [Synths], Organ, Vocals – Sasami AshworthPercussion – Tabor Allen
Guitar – Joojoo Ashworth*Percussion – Cameron Allen Synth, Vocals – Sasami AshworthVocals – Devendra Banhart
|A5||Pacify My Heart
Drums, Percussion – Cameron Allen Guitar, Bass, Synth – Joojoo Ashworth*Synth [Synths], Organ, Piano, French Horn, Vocals – Sasami Ashworth
Drums – Cameron Allen Guitar, Bass – Joojoo Ashworth*Synth [Synths], Vocals – Sasami Ashworth
Bass – Pascal StevensonDrums – Cameron Allen Guitar – Joojoo Ashworth*Guitar, Bass, Synth [Synths], Sampler [Samples], Vocals – Sasami Ashworth
Drums, Percussion – Cameron Allen Guitar – Joojoo Ashworth*Guitar, Bass, Synth [Synths], Vocals – Sasami Ashworth
Cello – Thomas Dolas*Drums – Sheridan RileyElectric Upright Bass – Anna Butters*Guitar – Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg, Meagan DuffyGuitar, Synth [Synths], Piano, Vocals – Sasami AshworthVocals – Soko
|B5||Turned Out I Was Everyone
Drum Programming, Bass – Joojoo Ashworth*Synth [Synths], Vocals – Sasami Ashworth
- Copyright (c) – Domino Recording Co. Ltd.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Domino Recording Co. Ltd.
- Published By – Domino Publishing Co. Ltd.
- Engineer, Mixed By – Thomas Dolas*
- Lacquer Cut By – CB*
- Mastered By – Jeff Lipton, Maria Rice
- Photography By – Riley Blakeway
- Producer – Joojoo Ashworth*, Sasami Ashworth, Thomas Dolas*
- Written-By – Sasami Ashworth
NotesIssued in slipcase with printed inner sleeve. MP3/WAV download code card included.
Hype sticker says:
the self-titled debut album
comes with MP3s
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Sticker): 887828045310
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