French-Venezuelan producer Stacy.O has teamed up with Ukrainian poet Марія Степанюк on a new EP, ОДИН, which has just been released on Tropopause Records.
The release, which is available both digitally and as a limited edition vinyl release, incorporates field recordings from Kyiv and Kharkiv, coupled with excerpts of Степанюк’s poetry.
Commenting on the new release, Berlin-based Stacy.O said, “While our very first self-release was there to embrace mutual exchange and support for maintaining mental health, our latest EP reflects the dichotomy between seeking inner peace and expressing an unlit, experimental, and restless sonic sound.”
Both artists have decided to use the campaign to raise funds for volunteers directly aiding the people in Ukraine, highlighting their dedication to supporting the Ukrainian community.
Profits from the digital and vinyl sales on Bandcamp as well as from the poster sales of the EP artwork will be transferred to Ukrainian musicians NFNR and Lenoczka who, since the start of Russia’s invasion, have been volunteering and fundraising to buy supplies for the Ukrainian relief effort.
Commenting on the situation in Ukraine at present, Степанюк commented. “Our songs reflect my personal boundaries, a new kind of humanity with weapons for safety and dark humour, and also show the resilient spirit of the Kharkiv community.”
The release of ОДИН also features a music video directed by Kharkiv-based multidisciplinary artist, Lenoczka, aka Lena Dzhurina. Check out the EP here.