Having rotated between a handful of cast and characters under various titles over the years (Jepeto Solutions
, CE Schneider Topical
, Christina Schneider
's Genius Grant...) Schneider has settled on the pop moniker Locate S,1 for her newest album, Healing Contest.
Healing Contest stands out as the fully realized, high-fidelity collaboration pairing Schneider’s compositions with the iconic creative force behind of Montreal
. Produced, engineered and mixed by Kevin Barnes, Healing Contest is the debut release from Barnes' new label, Sybaritic Peer.
On Healing Contest, Schneider is back with a futuristic palette of electronic drums, funky bass lines, and quietly hyperactive chord progressions that are sure to impress even the most learned musical millennial. Locate S,1 is the result of a seasoned songwriter cum lo-fi home-recorder delving into the world of mid-fi pop, with results that are pleasantly difficult to define; a technical tour-de-force that extrapolates high-brow jazz harmonics and prog-rock time signatures into a whole menagerie of new forms—all while still passing as pop.
Recorded in Athens, GA with a wrecking crew of some of the Georgia's finest, each song is a gem, layered with facet after facet of shimmering ear candy. A polished statement from a songwriter who is truly in a class of her own.
Healing Contest is out digitally from Sybaritic Peer 4/20/18, and out on CD and vinyl from Nicey Music in 05/18/18
Photo by Drew Reynolds