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Half Waif


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    Keep It Out
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    Severed Logic
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    Turn Me Around
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    Frost Burn
Nandi Rose Plunkett writes, records and performs under the name Half Waif. Raised in the bucolic cultural hub of Williamstown, Massachusetts, Nandi was the daughter of an Indian refugee mother and an American father of Irish/Swiss descent.
She was one of Williamstown’s only non-white residents. As a kid, she listened to a wide mix of music that included everything from Joni Mitchell and Tori Amos, to Celtic songstress Loreena McKennitt and traditional Indian bhajans. Her output as Half Waif reflects these varying influences, resulting in a richly layered collage of blinking electronic soundscapes, echoes of Celtic melodies and the sad chord changes of 19th-century art music.
Half Waif self-released three EPs and two albums – including a split 7" with Deerhoof, the Future Joys EP in 2013, as well as albums KOTEKAN (produced by Devin Greenwood) in 2014, and Probable Depths (produced by Zubin Hensler) in 2016, and the highly praised form/a released in 2017 on Cascine.
In 2018, Cascine will now release Lavender – an LP that expand on the many endings we face in our lives. She explains, “These endings are markers of time and growth, small personal apocalypses that pockmark our days. And yet there is more to come when the terror subsides; even the night itself – that great darkness –must end and give way to new light. Lavender is a talisman to hold in the midst of that uncertainty, to heal and remind ourselves that it’s not over. It’s not ending yet."


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