Steeped in melody and awash with ornate chamber arrangements, Raven was produced by indie ‘it kid’ Nick Huggins (Kid Sam; Hello Satellites; Oscar + Martin), and recorded in the fading light of late Summer at the sleepy coastal village of Point Lonsdale.
The album is an unfeigned paean to the Shadow. “It’s about the darker, more destructive elements of the psyche”, Forster explains. “The Raven became a symbol of the imperfect parts of myself that I’m trying to understand... My dark bird.”
Sweeping strings collide with gritty swells of organ and haunting chromatic lines that weave, ivy-green, through a tapestry of ukulele, piano, banjo, guitar, and acoustic bass. Suspended above it all, Forster's dynamic voice acts as both spur and salve.
Forster made a strong impression on the local music scene with her debut EP Little Dreamer, produced by Tony Buchen (Montaigne; Washington). A festival favourite, she has played The Sydney Road Street Party, Nannup Music Festival, Mullum Music Festival, and Happy Wanderer, to name just a few. But everything changed in 2013, when she was hand-picked by renowned Australian songwriter Lior to support on his national tour. “I can confidently say that Domini has left the strongest imprint on audiences of any opening act I have worked with over the last decade”, says Lior.
In March, Domini took to the road under her own banner, launching Raven with a national headline tour, culminating in a packed out show at Melbourne's Toff in Town. The album pulled a 9/10 from Beat Magazine and a four star review from Forte, as well as snagging feature album of the week on Eastside Radio. Raven was also featured in the PBS Top Ten and the Triple R Soundscape, while the single 'Then You Stop' made it into the AMRAP Metro Chart top ten and was featured by Triple J in their Best Film Clips of February segment.
Domini is currently working on material for a sophomore album.