Perth-based artist Daisies Net (Emma Stokes) releases On the Apple Island, her debut EP via Healthy Tapes featuring singles Go Far, Kunanyi and Sounds Rivulet.
On the Apple Island was recorded and written during a six month period that Emma sought refuge in Tasmania.
“I had been really sick for a long time & trapped in a situation that was irreparably hurting me. I somehow bundled myself up and moved to Hobart without any definite local connections or places to stay. I’d never intended to record while I was there so the equipment I used to make this E.P. fit inside my carry-on luggage. These songs are the narrative of my time on the island; it was a bit strange & utterly surprising- Set against a backdrop of unparalleled natural beauty, a source of healing, treasured companionship, and real magic.”
The EP is intricate and elaborate, yet accessible, allowing the listener to become lost in the worlds Emma composes through the use of both field and studio recordings. Daisies Net’s part- surreal / part-ambient compositions are mostly made in bed - the project acting as an outlet for Emma teaching herself how to produce music to cope with the diagnosis of chronic illness.
On the Apple Island will be released by Healthy Tapes digitally and on limited cassette on October 9th.