VEiiLA Sentimental Craving For Beauty LIMITED CD Digipack 2023
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|Title:||Sentimental Craving For Beauty|
|Format:|| CD Digipack
Limited edition of 500
|Tracklist:|| 1. Can't Forgive Myself
2. I Had A Dream
3. Broken Toy (album version)
4. Another Day
7. Push The Pedal (album version)
8. Do You Hear Me (album version)
9. Made Of Air
10. Ocean's Breath
11. Common Decency
12. My Blues
13. Sick To The Bone
|Info:||Creating beauty and passion out of
harrowing despair comes easy for Russians-in-exile VEiiLA. With
immaculate electronics, slow enthralling rhythms, and female vocals
flush with late-night sensuality, the duo of Bes and Vif crafts an
entwining melancholia with devastating existential lyrics.
VEiiLA's second studio album, Sentimental Craving For Beauty, is the artistic equivalent of a Venus flytrap — hidden under seductive layers of mellow electronics, translucent guitars, soft percussion, synth bass and Vif's tantalizing, alluring vocals dwell the paralyzing vapors of venomous despair, hopelessness and ultimate surrender to the unavoidable and inevitable pain of human existence.
Disguised as relaxing downtempo music, VEiiLA leans towards Schopenhauerian pessimism where one does not conquer the pain; verily submission to pain is the only answer to a world that is made of suffering.
This grim outlook isn't based on mere musings of the poet's soul. When Russia invaded Ukraine, not willing to support the ugly war and the horrible autocratic regime, Vif Nüte and Bes Eirid packed their lives in a couple of suitcases, left their homes and embarked on a journey without destination. Calling themselves in the fashion of the late Kurt Vonnegut “a band without a country,” as modern Russian dissidents they taste the bitter liquor of disappointment blended with a healthy dose of morbid, soul-crushing realization: the world is in fact as ugly as it gets.
What followed was a period of wandering through Armenia living in strange hotels and apartments and slowly drowning in depression.
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