Sacred Bones Records
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Musician and filmmaker DOMINGÆ is probably best known as the founder of experimental psych band Föllakzoid. After the release of Föllakzoid’s latest album “I”, DOMINGÆ travelled to Japan in preparation for a world tour with Föllakzoid and to play a handful of shows for the release of DJ Nobu’s remix LP. During her stay she was commissioned to create the score for the new collection of Japanese designer Kozaburo. Once there, she was also invited to stay in an artistic residence in the city of Yamaguchi where the composition of Æ started. Whilst residing at a minka (Japanese traditional farmhouse) in Yamaguchi she devised the structure and recorded the foundations of her debut solo EP. The spiritual retro-futuristic vibe resonating from the land awoke certain unused softwares in DOMINGÆ. With the start of the global pandemic DOMINGÆ had to make the decision to move to Mexico where she continued the recording process and has been residing ever since. Written and recorded across different locations, her new debut solo album 'Æ' has taken the decompositional system she devised for the band and added the depth of inner exploration and a symbiotic relationship with musical craft. The resulting sound is as groovy and hypnotic as the best Föllakzoid tracks but with a seductive and darkening electronic texture. She has become a channel in which the shadows inhabit. DOMINGÆ’s sounds and formats are articulated via depuration, expanding in time and space via the subtraction of shifting elements. The process of unlearning and uninstalling previously established creative softwares in order to achieve dissolution has always been a central focus in her creative pursuit. Æ is a result of said experimentation, the dissolution of preconceived notions to create a minimal sound yet rich in textures.