September 6, 2021 § Leave a comment
I collaborated with him for the creation of ‘The Summoning’ which was premiered by Lost In Ether and is currently streaming on their Soundcloud
It will be released on vinyl and digital soon on Thrènes Records
“From the depths of an ancient dark underworld, Nigh/T\mare has conjured a powerful offering of burning emotions that light the fires of one’s demons and invite the beginning of an epic journey through the unknown. Via Thrènes Records from Switzerland, this offering is on point with their consistent releasing of top quality industrial/experimental techno. Entitled ‘Katharsis’, this artistically crafted set of tracks in the form a debut album twists and turns its way over tribal rhythms with dynamic feels and beating drums that break down anything standing in the way. A powerful offering from the depths of the soul. “
August 23, 2021 § Leave a comment
July 7, 2021 § Leave a comment
“The Brvtalist is pleased to premiere a new video from LAIR. Following her 2017 self-titled debut EP, releases on Urban Legend and Rhod Records as well as collaborative projects in the visual arts and dance she returns to Eotrax to release I Hurt So I Cry this summer. Building off her previous efforts, we return to LAIR’s dark, meditative, ambient world. Where ethereal vocals meet immersive soundscapes, plunging the listener into a new realm where darkness meets light and nothing is quite as it seems.
Today we are thrilled to host this stunning video Directed by Mary Leo, which is the perfect visualization of LAIR’s haunting work. The EP is out now on cassette and digital. Get yours at: https://eotrax.bandcamp.com/album/i-hurt-so-i-cry
June 29, 2021 § Leave a comment
My newest EP is out today on Eotrax
Know the dark and light are one
There is no denying pain
Look at the unseen
Listen to the unheard
Love the life undone
We hurt so we cry, so hope may spring
LAIR returns to Eotrax with a new 4-track EP.
Following her 2017 self-titled debut EP, releases on Urban Legend and Rhod Records as well as collaborative projects in the visual arts and dance she returns to Eotrax to release I Hurt So I Cry this summer.
Created using elements of sound healing and sacred sound I Hurt So I Cry can be engaged with from a purely musical perspective or listeners can take advantage of its sound healing qualities and use this EP as an active sound bath- active in that the listener intentionally uses the music to support them in going within and releasing, resting and restoring their body, nervous system and heart.
As with all LAIR’s work, the music is composed using only her voice with one exception, a sampled cello in the EPs first track Foreshadow. This brooding opener inhabits the dark ambient world we’ve come to expect of her music but as the EP unfolds ethereal vocal lines mix with her darker sound and a new, lighter sound world is revealed.
In the artist’s words:
“A shadow falls across our lives, we hurt so we cry, the feeling starts to shift and from that shift hope can spring.”
Both intimate and expansive, the tracks create a feeling of existing outside time. LAIR’s profound connection to nature can be felt through all the tracks – at times in a deep cavern, at times moving through an elvish forest and at times in an Otherworld.
Released on June 29th on red cassette & digital with artwork and design by Goldmoth Media. Mastered by Dominic at Declared Sound.
May 20, 2020 § Leave a comment
I have created a Chakra Meditation which you can stream for free or pay to own at https://cyclicself.bandcamp.com/album/chakra-meditation
This guided meditation focuses on positive, affirming messages for your subconscious mind and grounding for your body
The album also includes my tracks GlimmeR and Communion 💚
May 14, 2020 § Leave a comment
The fifth piece in my series of Full Moon collaborations for 2020 with the wonderful artist and human Adam Perry
My contribution to our collab this month is called “What will you choose?”
Inspired by the current cycle we are in, it feels that we’ve all been here before and will be again depending on how we choose to move forward…
Our collective is made up of each individual choosing how they are going to behave in the world. This month, I feel it is vital for us all to ask within, what will you choose?!
April 30, 2020 § Leave a comment
“Sink into the sound
And move toward light”
You may have noticed my tracks often have silence at the beginning and/or end of them. This is intentional- the silences are just as much a part of the piece as the ‘noise’ 🙏
April 23, 2020 § Leave a comment
I was deeply moved by this artwork ‘She reveals her power to save her loved ones’ when Adam sent it to me. I tuned in to the picture for a segment of a sound bath I recorded and Adam has put this to a time lapse of him creating his stunning piece which you can watch here:
Adam writes: “The scene is 16th century England at the peak of the witch trials, a young woman is being hidden by loved ones from authorities as many of those trials lead to their execution; but she chooses to reveal herself and her powers as she does not want those caring for her to be seen as an accessory to her ‘heresy’ under the medieval religious beliefs and laws of the time.”
I felt a profound sadness, overwhelm and just depth of emotion when I tuned into the artwork and I think perhaps you’ll be able to feel some of that emotion through my piece “In Light Divine” which accompanies the art in our New Moon video.
April 21, 2020 § Leave a comment
Sink into the sound
And move toward light
April 8, 2020 § Leave a comment
The fourth piece in my series of Full Moon collaborations for 2020 with the wonderful artist and human Adam Perry.
Musically, this month’s piece revealed itself to be a lullaby- ‘Lay Down Your Head’ has intense Divine Mother vibes!
The message I received is:
“Listen to your inner child. Care for her/him. Choose to become your own mother- to mother your inner child and to make choices on how best to nourish that child mind, body and spirit. Come from this space as you move forward.”
‘Lay Down Your Head’ accompanies Adam’s absolutely stunning piece “She summons and invokes her Higher Self under the night sky”
I will post the full-length version of my track to Bandcamp on Saturday 🙏