VINYL (2024) · $26.00 add to cart Listen & Buy on Bandcamp
In the follow-up to 2023's Chrysalis, Zanias returns with Ecdysis, which travels even further into alternate dimensions, casting off all language and song structures in favor of something far more alien and sensual. Named after the final stage of emergence from a former self, Ecdysis lays claim to an entirely new electronic soundscape influenced by the ethereal pioneering of Dead Can Dance, Enya and Fever Ray. Zanias's voice morphs deftly between species and gender, exemplifying the oneness of conscious experience evoked by the more extreme psychedelic states, while the atmosphere is heavily influenced by the Queensland rain forest where much of the recording took place, conjuring an environment rich with biodiversity. The creation of the album itself became a deeply healing process for its producer, and it is designed to function the same way for its listeners. Best enjoyed on headphones in total darkness.