“A sense of otherworldly is paired with the familiar, the macabre with the sensual.” – Definitely.
If there is a state of sonic lucid dream, Félicia Atkinson could serve as a guide to its realms. Electronic pioneers like Delia Derbyshire might have opened that door, but Atkinson’s carefully crafted and deeply immersive minimal soundscapes, woven through ASMR spoken word snippets, invite you to step further in. Contrary to being detached from reality, this ambitious recording is a triumph in synthesis and interconnectivity, honoring its title. A sense of otherworldly is paired with the familiar, the macabre with the sensual. Dreams and reality go fluidly and fittingly together, as contemporary midi textures with historical Buchla or Serge accents.
Atkinson recorded Hand In Hand at home in Brittany and at EMS Studio in Stockholm. Her readings of desert and architectural magazines, botanical guides and sci-fi novels flow seamlessly into the album, along with her other contemporary artistic practices.
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