Artist: Angelina Yershova
Title: Piano’s Abyss
Keywords: electronic dark ambient drone drone ambientelectronic experimental modern classic piano piano drone piano drone music Rome
Label: Twin Paradox Records
Angelina Yeshova’s Piano’s Abyss covers the direct feeling of eternal bliss generated by piano-drone. It starts of super smooth with soft white noise-ambient that will calm any rushed person out and make them all feel relaxed and at ease. For a release named Piano’s Abyss the clear use of a piano is nicely put away to purely form the basic ambience, once this is setup the piano comes out, playing wondrous sparkling notes on top of the massive tranquilizer of a work.
‘Suspense’ is up next, which makes the head fall even deeper into the piano abyss. Here the warm noises are more clearly generated by the artist experimenting with piano and special effects. When the piano comes in with a more natural shape and form it’s intriguing and absorbing material. You can feel the artist’s brain connected to the piano keys clearly expressing whatever feelings had been roaming around in her mind. The music creates a suspending feeling but also flows so nice in between that it will probably make some listeners feel light weighted in their heads.
With ‘Shining Waves’ Angelina Yeshova shows a brighter direction, I feel it like a pretty dream, something that tip toes through a wonderful room with pretty lights that brighten up the sky. I smell fresh flowers when this music plays, it’s a bit like being in a heaven this part of the Piano’s Abyss.
‘Icy Breath’ throws in twinkling twinkles that feel just like the title implies; a case of Icy breath. It funnily made me think of those super hero villains that come close to your face and freeze you with just a small whisper. The Icy Breath here is less dangerous but might stun you anyway.
‘Mistery’ also proofs that this artist chooses the track titles wisely and with reason; the music sounds as mysterious as it could be. The sound flows around, hissing, warm notations of piano-drone that feels like someone is still breathing in your neck while you are wandering around an empty auditorium. There is something to it that makes the mysterious music not scary, but nonetheless ghostly. Perhaps it’s a good spirit inhabiting the track over here, especially highlighted when the piano gets played on the higher keys.
With ‘Rebus’ Angelina showcases another use of the piano; you can drum on it. She drums on the piano giving it the pleasant rhythm the melodic happening played over here so much deserves and craves. The music slightly becomes chamber like, a pleasant piece to chill out with. But without forgetting it’s experiments the music simply has so much more to live for than any casual pianist performer is able to do. After all this is the Piano’s Abyss and it will take you to places that you probably never heard of before.
Eventually this means that the final destination is the actual piano abyss. A long place in which the soul of the piano shivers along the walls, the mystery, the icy breathings, the melodic twinkling are all there to say hi. They will drag you in and hide all possible exits with a firm layer of authentic dust, a drone that is kind to the ears but all absorbable. A place in which the piano lives forever among spirits and shadows. Feel like joining?