Xena Glas‘s self-released debut EP, Body, is out now.
Brooklyn-based enigmatic artist Xena Glas has more than one string to her bow. A musician, writer, and poet, Glas draws inspiration from deep topics such as mental health, autism, sexuality, and human rights. Her debut EP, Body, where she samples the sounds from everyday life and mixes acoustic with electronic and ambient, is both soothing and haunting. Besides its undeniable beauty, it reveals rewarding secrets after each new listen.
On Glas debut EP, each track is named after a body part (“Feet,” “Mouth,” etc.): All of these attributes can be seen as interfaces to communicate and feel the world around us. Glas addresses for instance the relationship to nature or the conflict between sensuality and anxiety. If the opening track is reminiscent of the elusive folk of Grouper, the experimental glitch of “Eye” echoes Rachika Nayar‘s debut album, Our Hands Against the Dusk. From the guitar and piano to recorded conversations and babble of birds, it’s a project full of imagery, which depicts in a very personal way both the beauty and the complexity of being a human being in our modern world.
Watch the “Body” video and support Xena Glas via Bandcamp/Spotify below.