- Release Date 2019-06-26
- Label Eat the Fruit
- Catalog ETF002
Once again created with long-term collaborator Robot Koch, Delhia's own sound emerges even more clearly here. Between warm, fluid synths, heavy, tribal drums and melodic leads, which at the same time feel pleasant and disconcerting, Delhia De France paints shadowy images with each of her four songs, whose dichotomy dissolves without ever being able to put the finger on it.
Opener Kalypso gently wraps you into velvety layers of synth chords, while Delhia glides over them and unfolds her full songwriting potential in just over 4 minutes. The following Reach :Dione (written with Robot Koch and producer Crada, who has worked with Alicia Keys, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and others) captivates with a pulsating low-end warmth accompanying the whole song and hypnotic vocals that are trying to find their way through a shimmering darkness into the light.
With piercing drums and haunting choirs, the anthemic single Tremors :Nemesis evokes a tremor with a destructive rage that can only create new beginnings. And finally the aforementioned Spin The Wheel :Styx, into which Delhia's mercurial voice pours itself with all her vulnerability:
"There is something about the darkness of the music and the lightness of her voice and delivery that is undeniably sultry and sexy - like a siren from another plain."
Higherplain Music UK
"..a voice like a sequined razor blade"
Raw Ramp UK
The motif of ancient goddessess that Delhia likes to use in her visual work also defines the artwork and concept of Oceanides: being water nymphs in Greek mythology, they are creatures with seductive voices and dark secrets, benevolent helpers and merciless guides of fate - the four songs carrying on their names and meaning:
"I feel drawn to greek mythology because it's an endless source of imagery explaining mundane concepts in a beautifully poetic way, making them something divine. It creates closeness and connectedness in a world where much feels separate, especially often ourselves from each other".
Producer, writer, performer, visual artist - Delhia, who lives between the stirring metropoles of Berlin and Los Angeles, designs every aspect of her creative output herself. At first glance her output seems limited to only 2 EPs, a closer look reveals quite an impressive oeuvre of collaborations that reads like the who-is-who of underground dance music. She has worked with the likes of Adriatique, Steve Bug, Deadbeat, Robag Wruhme, Fur Coat and others. Adriatique deliver an emotionally engaging club remix for the single Tremors :Nemesis which already caused a lot of attention in their DJ sets. The EP comes with more club reworks by renowned artists like Monkey Safari, Fur Coat and Janus Rasmussen of Kiasmos.
Having recently performed at one of the most prestigious showcase festivals, the SXSW in Texas USA, Delhia will play some selected concerts and festivals around Europe and the US in 2019.