Pernicious Serenity is the kind of electronic album that cleverly interacts with various musical disciplines without settling for one overarching sound. Velf aka Valeria Zaklinskaya’s music shifts between rave-like synth stabs, abstract club percussion, minimal arpeggio builds, and more meditative segments with ease, each element handled carefully and directly without overcrowding the instrumentation or editing things into oblivion. The track Everlasting Supernova, for example, flows naturally between distinct segments, starting with an almost Foodman-ish downtempo movement before evolving into sweeping synth pads and synthetic staccato strings.
released November 3, 2017
Music composed and produced by Valeria Zaklinskaya
Visual art and mastering by Keith Rankin
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As usual, chris††† never lowers down his own quality when creating rhythms.
It is really hard to give a precise opinion cause of the long variety of styles, moods and expression, going from some good plunderphonics and classic Ｖａｐｏｒｗａｖｅ for example, to a more experimental side, and clearly his own brand. Also his capability to put real feelings at some points that goes from 1 to 80 in one transition is certainly a good skill.
I would listen this album as a whole, but still, i will remark my ＦＲＯＳＴＯ