She first enchanted us with her Mouthed EP on Halcyon Veil, released in 2016. Now the Greek dark artist/performer comes back with a forthcoming emotive album on the Swiss Danse Noire. A lyrical journey full of emotions and abyssal, chaotic waves. Her Lyrical Waxing is something like a manifestation of archetypes and deep rooted human expressions. An exploration of the psyche. This is an interview with Abyss X for Tales of Psychofonia.
T.O.P. : Why Abyss?
Abyss X: Abyss is like a vacuum and a doorway at the same time. I believe there’s also a lack of Abyss as a Goddess in ancient Greek mythology, a fact that proves its fierce nature.
T.O.P.: How would you describe your journey into the music?
Abyss X: It feels like an accidental encounter.
T.O.P.: What are these elements that most influence your work? Is there anything particular that fires your creativity and imagination?
Cyclothymia, intense emotional states, beauty and nature.
T.O.P.: Who is your favourite artist for this period?
Abyss X: My favourite artists have been the same ever since I remember exploring the vast sea of music. I would say Velvet Acid Christ really expanded my sonic perception ever since I was in my early teens.
T.O.P.: What’s the story behind the “Lyrical Waxing album and the Danse Noire collaboration?
Abyss X: The label initially reached out to inquire for a remix for one of their artists’ forthcoming release. As I don’t really do remixes, they suggested we collaborated on a release. I so happened to have the material so we initiated the process right away.
T.O.P.: Do you have any plans for the near future?
Abyss X: I’d like to bring back my performance, theatre and dance work so I will try to focus a bit more on developping projects of this nature.
T.O.P.: Which record/tune would you recommend as a tale of psychofonia, a tale to heal the mind?
Abyss X: I think my EP ‘Mouthed’ is very much about that.
photography: Kostis Fokas and NSFW
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