Friday, 23 September 2016
Valiska - Repetitions (2015)
We're posting a not new tape! Only because this one somehow slipped past us last year. So, it's really not that old.
Whatever, tapes is tapes. And this is a lovely tape. We don't say that too often, do we? Maybe we're listening to this with different ears than we have in the past, but we really get what Valiska is about with this release. The tracks glide seamlessly between drones and more formal compositions, Sujata's pianos act to underscore structural themes, while his synths add colour and looseness. The result is highly listenable, in both its calm and its tension.
Copies of this are still available from the Valiska bandcamp.