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.
SYLVAINE comments: “‘Mørklagt’ was the last track written for ‘Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone’, clearly holding inspiration from the Nordic, winter landscapes, bringing the cold and icy tone of this album to the maximum and also using Norwegian lyrics for once. ‘Mørklagt’ is one of my favorite tracks of the record; full of energy, yet forever colored by the melancholy tone that lays as a veil over this whole album. Seeing as ‘Mørklagt”’is a bit different from the other songs, it was super inspiring to work on, both composition wise and in the studio. I don’t exclude working on more stuff like this in the future!”
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 (ANOREXIA NERVOSA) and her two session musicians, Stephen Shepard and Stéphane “Neige” Paut (ALCEST), SYLVAINE pushes 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.