(Photo by Hidrico Rubens) This February, 16th, Alison Lewis aka Zanias will release her newest album, “Ecdysis”. The 8-track album is following up last-years’ “Chrysalis“. The release mixes ambient, experimental electronics and EDM and will be out on vinyl, CD and download / streaming via Fleisch Records (Worldwide) and Metropolis (US).
“There were times during the making of ‘Chrysalis’, a process which coincided with the total destruction of my former life, when I was struck by how moments of extreme psychological pain are so often followed by an increased acuity for the beauty that’s all around us,” explains Alison Lewis, talking about the upcoming release.
And she adds: “(It was) a deep dive into this experience at my family home in Queensland, Australia, after a particularly difficult loss. I wanted to distil the feeling of standing in the rainforest alone at night, the vibrations of diverse and ancient life reminding me of what I’m made of, reminding me what ‘eternity’ truly means.”
Named after the final stage of emergence from a former self, “Ecdysis” offers an electronic soundscape influenced by the ethereal pioneering of Dead Can Dance, Enya and Fever Ray.
You can already check a first track on Bandcamp.
Lewis is probably known to some readers as one half of Linea Aspera, an English electronic music duo from London, formed in 2011. The band was fronted by Alison Lewis), with Ryan Ambridge on synthesizers. She also was part of Keluar with Sid Lamar of Schwefelgelb.
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