The Big Takeover Premieres “Undo”, the first single off of the forthcoming album by NYC-based electronic artist Searmanas
Today The Big Takeover has the pleasure of premiering “Undo”, the first single off of the forthcoming album by NYC-based electronic artist Searmanas. Self-titled, her album is slated for release on May 20th via Cleopatra Records.
The closest artists that come to mind have got to be Lamb and Julianna Barwick. But “Undo” is more mystifying than that. This is highly cinematic, sheer beauty, like a warm intense embrace between Moya Brennan of Clannad and Mandalay with a stroke of Faithless painted in for added effect. A sonic labyrinth, like Escher envisioned, only with intense color, faded with powerful effect towards its edges.
Conceived in 2016, Searmanas is the solo project of electronic producer Niabi Aquena, her moniker derived from Gaelic and meaning “ceremony” or “ceremonial”. Originally hailing from the Shanandoah Valley in rural Virginia, Aquena has based her musical practice in New York City for almost two decades. A classically trained pianist and vocalist, her musical evolution has led her to experiment with electronic hardware…
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