Believing in therapeutic function of music, SKY faced up her inner demons with heavy synths. Her much noteworthy new album is a dark, yet vivid play on atmosphere and imagination.
To say that all the songs on p r e y are one of their kind would be an understatement. When listening to the album, one can feel the inevitability of passing by. It is a dark, autumnal / wintery record, and it is best to listen to it while sitting in the dark room / place. Gloomy and atmospheric electronic music and heavy bass evoke a certain vision: walking through an old forest at night, when the wind is blowing and leaves are flowing around. Seemingly hidden emotions, burst out of every song, whether it is a shorter instrumental like g i a n t or d e a d g i r l, or more song-like compositions like fantastic, cold and atmospheric d e v i l s, s l a v e, or p r e y.
SKY’s lyrics are yet another components of a much gloomy climate of the album. She sings, in her ethereal voice, tales of sadness, feeling of being divorced from reality, of depression and suicidal thoughts. Fragments of psychiatric interviews from the 1950’s, which the musician incorpolated in d i a r y added much to the aforesaid climate. Every song seems to be heavy with sadness. What is worth noticing is that apart from the mastering done Denis Wanic, it is practically a DIY record. Distinguishable from other experimental / atmospheric projects and bands, SKY’s sound is introversive and potent at the same time.
p r e y is an incredibly solid album, full of atmospheric, dark and sad songs. Each of them extremely sensitive, yet at the same time powerful, leaving a vivid imagery in one’s head and sending shivers down the spine.