Scandinavian multi-instrumentalists Sylvaine have entered the studio for the recordings of their 4th full length! The album will be released early 2022 by Season of Mist.
Sylvaine‘s vocalist/guitarist comments: “You could definitely say that the creation of this 4th Sylvaine album has taken an unconventional path in many ways. After the realization of ‘Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone’, I knew that making the next record was going to take a lot out of me. Little did I know just how much though, with 2020 bringing forth some of the most challenging times I have experienced so far in my life. It took me a while to gather everything and channel it into songs that would express all of these emotions I had been carrying around with me for some time.
One thing was completely certain from the beginning of the process; Benoît Roux at Drudenhaus was going to be the person I brought the record to life with. It’s so important to work with people who just get what you are trying to communicate with your art, even without having to say a single word. That for me is Benoît. He just understands. Not to mention the human side, which is fantastic as well, something that becomes extremely important when spending so much time together for 2 months straight! I almost felt like a part of his family by the end, haha.
The recording process got heavily prolonged compared to what we initially planned. Between the travel restrictions, everyone contracting Covid during the first weeks of the recording process and personal circumstances related to Benoît, we were forced to extend our time spent recording this album. If it wasn’t one obstacle making things complicated, there was another one just around the corner, waiting for us, haha…. But that didn’t faze me to be honest. I was just so grateful to finally be back in the studio, doing what I love the most once again. We spent just over 2 months in the end, recording and starting the mixing for this 4th album. It was an incredibly intense time, even more so being completely on my own for most of it. My drummer for the album, Dorian Mansiaux, also my on-stage drummer, was with me for the first days of the session, laying down his parts. I also have 2 guests on the album, that I’ll be revealing later on. I feel privileged to have all of these talented people involved with this record, making it even more special to me. Can’t tell you how excited I am to share this album with everyone – I put every piece of my soul into it. “
A strong duality between worlds. A balance between the beautiful and the harsh, serenity and chaos, between an outside and an inner world, between our human life and the spiritual origins.
Norwegian multi-instrumentalist Sylvaine deals with the extreme range of emotions this human existence has to offer, as a result of being in constant conflict with oneself and struggling to adapt to this place we call our own. The project serves as an emotional catharsis for the artist, revealing the eternal longing for something more residing within its melodies, capturing the feeling of being trapped and restraint by the human form.
After a year of playing selected, successful concerts around Europe together with her live band, like the European tour with Austrian post-metal outfit HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY and a headlining tour in Russia/Ukraine tour, Sylvaine once again entered the renown Drudenhaus Studio in France during autumn 2017 to start the recording of her new creation, “Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone”. Together with recording and mixing engineer Benoît Roux and her two session musicians, Stephen Shepard and Stéphane “Neige” Paut (ALCEST), SYLVAI Sylvaine the duality between beautiful and extreme even further on her third album, bringing the concept behind the project to new heights. The album mastered by Jack Shirley (DEAFHEAVEN, OATHBREAKER) at Atomic Garden in San Francisco (US).
Still serving as the sole composer of both music and lyrics, producer and musician of most instruments herself, Sylvaine takes the sound of her sophomore album “Wistful” (2016) and develops it into a more mature and contrasted form on “Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone”, all while trying to communicate the essence of her project, which remains the same as always before.
Now enter the cold and icy world of “Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone”, and let yourself be enveloped by its pressing despair.
Sylvaine‘s previous album ‘Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone’ was released on November 02, 2018. Further details of this album can be found below.
Tracklist: 1. Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone (8:02) 2. Mørklagt (9:18) 3. Abeyance (5:37) 4. Worlds Collide (6:55) 5. Severance (4:40) 6. L’Appel du Vide (7:44) // Total playing time: 42:16
Line-up: Sylvaine (vocals, guitars, synthesizers, bass, drums, percussion)
Recording Line-up: Sylvaine (vocals, guitars, synthesizers, bass, drums, percussion), Stephen Shepard (session drums on tracks 3 & 5), Stéphane “Neige” Paut (session drums on tracks 1, 2, 4 & 6)