alexandra stréliski Pianoscope (LP, £15.75)
One of the rare women in the neoclassical world, Alexandra Stréliski creates music that enthrals listeners, filling their minds with rich, cinematic images. The general public discovered her via Jean-Marc Vallée’s films Dallas Buyers Club (2013) and Demolition (2016) and, more recently, the trailer of the acclaimed award winning HBO series Big Little Lies (2017). The musician is now ready to make her next artistic statement with the album Inscape. “To me,” says Stréliski, “Inscape was an existential crisis. A year where everything capsized and I had to go through various interior landscapes – hectic, beautiful and painful at the same time.” In her attempt to fill a certain emotional emptiness, she follows a creative urge that commits to taking the listener back to a form of lost sincerity. “A piano, on its own, is a very vulnerable thing, and I want to share this moment with the listener.” The aforementioned support of Jean-Marc Vallée, which allowed Stréliski’s music to be heard during the Oscars ceremony, brought her streaming numbers up to nearly 15 million. UK newspaper The Telegraph praised her debut album as “distinguishable by its simplicity, its sensitivity and softness” and “imbued with both melancholy and light. Given Alexandra’s incredible first release Pianoscope and sync history, the stakes are high for this release! We feel confident and very excited to help bring her story and music to the world. TRACKLISTING: 1. Prélude 2. Automne 3. Sous l’eau 4. Le sablier 5. La leçon 6. New-York 7. Valse pour maman 8. Bourrasques 9. Le vieillard 10. Comptine 11. Le départ 12. Berceuse. Originally released on December 13, 2010. Reissued through Secret City. Download code included.
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