Aseptic Stir is a new project of the Berlin-based artist Alexandra Zakharenko, whose debut on Klammklang is an examination of sound by means of bodily practices. In ‘Year of Detachment’ she presents the intimate diary of self-study that transcends boundaries and exposes vulnerability through music, voice and movement, creating a subtle medium for desires to emerge.
Woven from drones, hisses and noise, her album seemingly mimics heartbeats, echoes pulsing blood and rustlings of skin. It’s a continuous journey through the body to the transmutation of the libidinal into the liminal. Reflections on corporeal processes and movements, that express the inner self, appear to be so close to flesh and blood, you could hear emotions and desires boiling.
Deeply immersed in overcoming the rift between mind and body, Aseptic Stir shows the ability of the latter to speak so clearly and unequivocally as no one verbally could. A thought always precedes a phrase, but it’s unable to predict actions of the Other. That’s exactly what ‘Year of Detachment’ does by establishing communication between sense and eroticism, revealing what is hidden to the consciousness.
released September 17, 2019
All music is written and produced by Alexandra Zakharenko.
Lyrics by Alexandra Zakharenko.
Mastered by Alexander Pustynsky.
Photos by Nailya Bikmurzina.
Words by Artyom Abramov & Alexandra Zakharenko.