words Sunny Chen
All images provided courtesy of StageFright Publicity.
You might have heard Maya Postepski from Austra or Trust. In her 10 years of working the Toronto music scene, she has honed her fearless drive to experiment with her art. Her new alter ego, Princess Century, was cosmically created for this technologically-inclined world, where every breath drawn is accentuated by the sound of incoming notifications from someone's smartphone. Lossy proves that there is more to electronic music than repetition and hype.
There is a distinct disconcerting quality to the track “Discoset”, like when you can hear sirens in the distance but you are not too sure where they are coming from, heightened by the unconventional percussive beats that progress past mere rhythm keeping. The stars dance to “Wabi-Sabi”, changing colours and accelerating endlessly. “June Gloom” is melancholic and reflective on the past; as soon as the memories appear, they fade just as fast. Lossy provides the catharsis for a generation bound blindly to our technological vices, nostalgic for an unknowable time and place, and lets us escape from this mundane world. She thrusts her listeners into outer space – far from the traffic lights that change on cue. Lossy is available on vinyl on August 14, while a full-length album is currently in the works.
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