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"Psykor"

by AVOLA

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  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of "Psykor". You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases February 3, 2023

      $7 USD  or more

     

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Limited cassette version of the new AVOLA "Psykor" album. Edition of 150 copies. Housed in oversized CS box with hand assembled full color artwork and interior panels. Artwork by AVOLA with layout assistance from Faith Coloccia.

    Includes digital pre-order of "Psykor". You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around February 3, 2023
    Purchasable with gift card

      $12 USD or more 

     

1.
Beast Belly
2.
Cave Rave
3.
4.
Entry Level Bog (Saikor Remix)
5.
R.I.P. BOAR (I Hit With My Ford Fiesta)
6.
Psycho Dream
7.
Brain Worm
8.
Aural Spackling Compound
9.
In The Mourning

about

Psykor is AVOLA’s most ambitious project to date: a collection of recordings created in the ongoing aftermath of a lingering global pandemic. The cavernous void at its center is a two-month trip Veronica Avola took to her birthplace of Rapallo, Italy in the spring of 2021 in order to help her mother sort through the belongings of her grandmother, who passed away from COVID the previous fall. Field recordings made at her grandmother’s delayed funeral and of the eerie sounds of the furniture in her empty apartment are mixed with the richly expressive voices of modular synthesizers and the sentient stirrings of samplers to trace a psychedelic journey through an emotionally fraught underworld. This heaviness is evident throughout, from the howling resonance of opener “Beast Belly” to the elegiac ambience of “In the Mourning.”

As with all of Avola’s work, there is also a playful side to this album, which bursts through in the prismatic potency of beat-driven bangers like “Daddy Loves E.T.” and “R.I.P. BOAR (Hit By Ford Fiesta)”. The harsh catharsis of these tracks maps onto an experience of re-entry of being back in the US, back to being able to play live shows along with a heightened awareness of the paramount importance of friendship. Whether forged in the bonds of biology or through the connections of chosen community, the theme of family shines through here in all its glorious complexity, as does Avola’s mastery of finding humor in darkness.
-Emily Pothast

credits

releases February 3, 2023

Written, performed, recorded and mixed by Vern Avola.
Mastered by Collin Gorman Weiland

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SIGE Records Vashon, Washington

SIGE Records is owned and operated by Faith Coloccia and Aaron Turner. It was founded in 2009 and is based in Vashon, WA.

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