Shjva - WAR1209 (Album) [Warning]

Artist(s)
Shjva
Release title
WAR1209
Label name
Warning
Release date
May 3, 2024
Release type
Artist album
Link to external store
https://warningberlin.bandcamp.com/album/war1209

SaltAcidFatHeatAcid

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Jul 19, 2022
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Really excited for an album from one on my fav breakouts from 2023, Shjva. She straddles that line of what is trancey, through deep and dark hypnotic soundscapes. A seriously talented producer honestly, the sound design in her stuff is top notch.




https://soundcloud.com/warningberlin%2Fpre1209

Laber promo:

‘WAR1209’ finds Ukrainian artist shjva inducing trance states across an album equal parts tripped-out and dubby. Spanning brooding lysergic visions and locked-in dance floor hypnosis, expect drowsily impressionistic soundscapes and darkly cinematic gear across the 9-track duration. Total sonic immersion for the oddballs and the freaks.

Terraforming uncharted alien terrain, tracks like ‘X-Side’ and ‘Upper Limit’ descend into sprawling, widescreen exploration. Fathomless landscapes serving as vessels for deep introspection. ‘Enigmatic’, on the other hand, opts for detail and precision-tooled dynamics while retaining that same wide-eyed sense of wonder. Where ‘Dragonfly’ offers fractal fuel for ceremony and ritual, ‘Cloudhopping’ and ‘Psy-Fi Alien Dub’ wade knee-deep through some dub techno murk. Saving the direct and tunnelling for last, 'Banshee' and 'Chrysalis' are like two sides of the same proggy coin; one ominous, the other more optimistic and utopian.
 
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Hensmon

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Jun 27, 2020
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Love this dark, moody and psychedelic take on trance. If there is sufficient journey in the tracks then were on for a winner! The first one released does sound really nice
 
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Hensmon

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Had 3 listens through now and really like it. Been pretty focused on work while listening so not that attentive to every track and what stood out, but did find myself stopping and replaying this one a few times. Listening now and really like it. Chrysalis sweet too.

Psy-fi Alien Dub
 
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No Return

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Mar 9, 2022
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Listened to Chrysalis as suggested by people here. Very decent and tripped out sounds. Album loaded up for a play throughq