The Mind Is A Trap

by Serafina Steer

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Whatsmystone 05:56
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Lapse 04:40
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This Is My Emotion


Serafina Steer – 'The Mind Is A Trap,' -Album, out 27/09/2019

Self release in conjunction with Vitamin Concept Records.
PRESS please contact: Luke at

Digital Download and Tape both comes with two digital bonus tracks. The download code will be included with the tape in the post.

Brooklyn Vegan- 'Bewitching'
Q Magazine- 4/5 stars- “Vivid left-field art-pop”
“Serafina Steer has displayed a hand-painted, individually numbered kind of songwriting talent”
Buzz Magazine (Wales)- "A meditative echo of Björk's Vespertine."
"Stitching Arthur Russell with Bat For Lashes"

Artist Info:


released September 27, 2019


Mixed and Mastered by Amir Shoat.
Artwork by James Ormiston.
All instruments/vocals performed recorded by Serafina Steer except where detailed below and* extra harp recorded by Chris Smith at Kluster Studios, London.

1. Whatsmystone (Microkorg)
2. Provides Common Ground (Electric harp, Pedal harp, Dr Groove 202 Drum Machine, Microkorg)
3. Lapse (Bowed pedal harp and Electric harp)
4. Auto - Words by Sally O’Reilly. Live at Whitechapel Art Gallery (Pedal Harp and delay)
5. The Mind Is A Trap (Electric Harp, Microkorg + Electronic Drums by Oliver Marchant)
6. Say What You See (Microkorg, Electric harp)
7. Time To Recover (Electric Harp)
8. Back On The Scene* (Microkorg and Electric Harp + Electronic Drums by Oliver Marchant )
9. This Is My Emotion (Microkorg + Electronic Drums by Oliver Marchant)

Photos - header photo by Julia Laird. Artist bio image by Stephanie Gibson


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Serafina Steer London, UK

Serafina Steer is a free lance musician/composer. After leaving music college, she started writing songs and went on to make 3 harp-based albums - all available here.
Swapping the harp for a bass guitar in 2016, she co-founded Bas Jan. 'Yes I Jan' (Lost Map Records) was in The Quietus' top 100 albums of 2018, 9/10 Mojo- "beautifully fractured art pop". Steer is also a member of Jarv..Is.
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