Lisa/Liza is the lo-fi, psych-folk recording project of Maine-based guitarist, singer and songwriter Liza Victoria. “Deserts of Youth”, out September 9th, is her debut LP after numerous limited edition cassette and CDr releases. “Deserts of Youth” is an intimate collection of seven original songs, recorded at home by Victoria, using just her voice and her acoustic guitar.
“Deserts of Youth” is about the parts of our past that remain within us, and visiting these landscapes with recognition of ourselves instead of a meditation on what has been lost, or is no longer a resource or a path we can use. It is about meeting the past and facing it with a sense of ownership instead of abandon; the idea that one can see a desert as a place of desolation or a place of needed reflection, full of life, and strength.
Lisa/Liza’s jazz-inspired chords, winding melodies and steady fingerpicked guitar technique blend psychedelia, Appalachian folk and dream pop styles, conjuring quiet meditations of song reminiscent of the work of legendary outsider folk artists Karen Dalton, Kath Bloom and Michael Hurley.