Leila Abdul-Rauf – Phantasiai (Cyclic Law, LP/CD/digital)

The multi-instrumentalist Leila Abdul-Rauf has already played in death metal bands, but her output as a solo composer moves in less direct musical realms. Her fourth album »Phantasiai« divided into two suites, moves through esoteric-psychedelic moods, but is equally marked by a compositional formal rigour that mediates between dark ambient, industrial and drone on the one hand and classical instrumentation on the other. A journey through the dark sides of the unconscious.