T.O.P. Interview: Abyss X (Halcyon Veil, Danse Noire)

 

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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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T.O.P. records: Addremove- Clean Slate EP (Thrènes)

“Clean Slate is the first release from Addremove on Swiss label Thrènes. There isn’t a lot to say about Addremove himself or herself as he/she prefers to keep their identity unrevealed, at least for the moment, so let’s concentrate on the music.”

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We have been waiting for this release since the debut Thrènes album “Atheos” by Rotkeller. With their second release, Addremove, a mysterious dynamic and polymorphic project is landing on our turntables and it is definitely one of our T.O.P. records for 2017.

The special guest JK Flesh presents his own version of the Addremove’s “Crie“, managing to enchant the most demanding listeners, leading them to a daring mind dance and wandering. 

An EP soundtrack for a dystopic reality curated by the super promising, sophisticated Swiss label. Not to be missed.

Tracks featured on the EP:

A1. Letter From Police
A2. When They Fall From The Sky
A3. Postal
B1. Crie
B2. Lurk
B3. Crie (JK FLESH Remix)

source:  https://www.threnes.com/releases/addremove/

Orphx and Modulars

Christina Sealy of Orphx dreams of wires. Her numerous projects and participations with music, visual arts and performance have established her figure for almost a decade. Together with Richard Oddie are ruling in the techno scene having played at numerous high quality venues and festivals.

Here we share a special video from this canadian duo we really love.

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More about Christina Sealey:

http://www.christinasealey.com

picture by Christina Sealey:

Self-portrait, Doorway
10 x 12, Oil on Board
1998