Galya Bisengalieva has worked with everyone from Radiohead to Frank Ocean and with EP One we finally get a taste of her own sound. With her violin she is as capable of conjuring huge volcanic drones as she is mythological and complex melodies. EP One shows an artist with uncommon ability and ambition.
Vinyl 12" £10.99 NMP01
White vinyl 12" EP on NOMAD Music Productions. Edition of 300 copies.
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- EP One by Galya Bisengalieva
This appears to be the debut solo offering from London Contemporary Orchestra violinist Galya Bisengalieva. From the opening moments, I was under the illusion that this was gonna be a loooong drawn out drooooney type of affair and something about the tuning grated with me slightly. Some things just resonate with you and others don't - I thought this very pretty looking record was gonna be a damp squib, but then it gradually unfolds and blossoms into a thing of genuine beauty. Like a magic carpet ride into the divine realm accompanied by the ghost of Tony Conrad and Aaron Martin conducted by Jóhann Jóhannsson or something... What I'm trying to say, is, that this is a lush, bordering on tear-jerking post-classical thing of wonder - stirring, emotional layered strings that make me want to go outside, lay down in the green grass, look at the blue sky and ponder the fact that life on earth maybe isn't so bad after all. There's beauty up above, and things we never take notice of.... weep.
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