Manchester Label Sferic Welcomes Perila for Debut Album of Sonic Erotica
'Irer Dent' LP is out now.
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia and based in Berlin, Alexandra Zakharenko (a.k.a Perila) cut her teeth as in-house designer and programmer at the recently defunct Berlin Community Radio (BCR) before co-founding the Russian online station radio.syg.ma, which hosted one of her early productions on the SYGMATURE compilation in spring 2019. Zakharenko is also founder of WET (Weird Erotic Tension), an online community exploring ideas of sonic sexuality in podcasts mixing spoken-word, poetry, ASMR, and field recordings.
Irer Dent stems directly from two WET podcasts. It revolves around readings of an erotic novel and a collection of poems by Nat Marcus and Inger Wold Lund, set to absorbingly hypnagogic backdrops and accompanied by seductive instrumental works.
On “Nat’s Poems,” the voice of Nat Marcus regales a poetic account of Berlin nightlife woven with classic house lyrics from Rosie Gaines and Mr. White over 12 minutes of tumescent sub-bass and pads. Where sensuality is implied on that piece, it’s more explicit in the LP’s other vocal piece, “Sweat,” which revolves around Inger Wold Lund recounting a dream about suppressed sexual desire in a hushed and unaffected manner amid a shimmering forcefield of spectral energy and meridian birdsong. Both pieces are complemented by subtle originals, including”Mouth Full of Tahini” and the warm endorphin flush of “Message From Another Table.”
The album is sferic’s fourth release, following albums from Space Afrika and Jake Muir.
Irer Dent LP is out now, with clips below.
A1. Natʼs Poems (with Nat Marcus)
A2. Mouth Full Of Tahini
B1. Sweat (with Inger Wold Lund)
B2. XY Object Of Desire
B3. Message From Another Table
Digital Bonus: Wet