[herewith] is Danae Stefanou’s first full-length solo piano release. The album centers around the tactile exploration of the piano interior as a sonorous surface, and as a resonant chamber. The resultant eight tracks, at times sharp and abrasive, at others densely immersive, aim to convey a physical sense of listening to the piano “from the inside”, rather than upkeeping the convention of appreciating the performance “from a distance”.
The tracks were recorded as one-take improvisations over two afternoons, with no predefined structure or compositional plan, and no overdubs or any other studio processing, other than mixing and mastering. A secondary, silent narrative runs across the album, in the form of selected verses originally published by Stefanou on unsaidnow.tumblr.com
, and inserted as verbal commentary between the tracks.
Danae Stefanou is an improviser and musicologist from Athens, Greece. She is a member of the Athens-based duo Acte Vide, and an assistant professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
released November 3, 2014
Poem / track titles reproduced and adapted from [herewith] (2012-13), a collection of sonorous thoughts by Kill Your Metonymies (Danae Stefanou). Collection originally published online at unsaidnow.tumblr.com
and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Piano - Danae Stefanou
Recorded at Y2 Studio, Athens, January - February 2014
Produced by Michalis Moschoutis
Mastered by Nikos Lavdas at Kiwi
Vinyl cut at D&M
Design by We Are Still Bold & Beautiful