arch selections: Lily Ackerman

Lily Ackerman’s mix for arch guides the listener through a wide range of human emotions, starting with a quiet and pleasantly naive intro before a dark and dramatic mid-section takes hold. Relief arrives with a fantasy journey through a jungle-like natural landscape, evoking an extravagant and euphoric state.

The mix concludes with the calming sounds of everyday human life and nature, in the form of three field recordings, from places that hold meaning to Lily: Berlin, her current home, Vietnam, where her mother was born, and San Francisco, the last American city she lived in.