Norwegian-Mexican artist and producer Carmen Villain makes atmospheric music made up of tapestries of field-recordings, flute, piano, vocals, zither, programmed drums and synths, culminating in her own distinctive sound combining elements of fourth world, dub and ambient. So far she has released three full length albums and a handful of 12" and EP's for Smalltown Supersound.
This was born out of processing sounds through granular synthesis, on which the harmonies were built upon. It includes sampling, field recordings from various places, breath, alt-flute, and synth and voice. The flute is performed by my regular collaborator Johanna Scheie Orellana.
Listening to something for a long time reveals new layers and details and tones, for me, it engages and relaxes the mind in the best possible way.
Produced and mixed by Carmen Villain.
Published by Sony ATV.