Underscored by radical and queer politics, Crampton’s experimental work gives sonorous form to contemporary expressions of Aymara resistance and survival: a project of 'becoming-with', in the shades given this term by Donna Haraway via prison abolitionist Che Gossett.
Elysia Crampton’s eclectic and unrestrained electronic music is the flashpoint of a myriad influences opening upon the complexity and multifacetedness of Aymara becoming.
'She’s able to turn a hauntingly maniacal laugh into an incredible percussive inflection, which she blends with polyrhythmic drums and the sounds of crickets…for music made on a computer, it’s startlingly organic and vivid' — Pitchfork
On 'Elysia Crampton', her 4th official release. The Amerindian musician draws on various Andean styles such as kullawada,huayño, tarqueada, quirqui/tundique, khantus, & morenada, together with genres like metal, psychedelic & jazz fusion, to tell a story of her movement in the world - performing her history, both sonically & corporeally, as a means to gain economic access & agency.
'Although it’s possible to contextualise Crampton’s work among that of her contemporaries, hers is a truly singular style…she’s able to synthesize numerous musical forms, crashing timbres, dense percussion, mauled samples, pretty synth lines, club music structures dismantled from within, and much more, into bold music rich with purpose and feeling' — The Wire