At the end of the year Aliana took a very nice pace. We just had her with her recent single on Variable Records – today we’ll have her with a piece of her forthcoming album on Finest Hour Records. Where she will find herself in a good company amongst Robin Ordell, Lee Burton, Audio Werner and her buddy Kizoku. Probably, it will drop even quicker than that “previous” single – you know how fucked up the situation is with vinyl records right now – there’s no need for me to tell you this.
So, “I Believe”. The opener of the second part of the album takes no prisoners from its very beginning. Solid kick, mild euphoric chords, a mood that sends us to both Detroit and the UK at the same time, and perfectly put vocal samples by the voice of Kris. If you think, you could be familiar with this name – you, probably, are. Some Western Ukrainian connections here since Kris Voitkiv is the girlfriend of Alex Pervukhin and her voice was a part of the sexiest track in the history of Laconica, called “Who Gave You Dis”. But, let’s not steal the show here and talk about Aliana a bit more.
And there are at least six more reasons to talk. The first one is called “Fire Truck” which is definitely my selection on the release. Trippy mood, that transports straight from her Midibasics era right into these 8 minutes of madness on the whole A-side. The B-side is divided between “Stigma” and “Counter Strike”. The first one is Aliana’s take on deep afterhours house, the second one sends us into space with all its atmosphere with a lovely, broken, almost dubstep interlude inside. The C-side ends with a nice piece of deep, sometimes underwater (yes!) electro, called “Universal Voyage”. And the last two here are “Exoplanet Child” with its own underwater mood, but on the house territory and “Love Tempo” as a lovely piece of downtempo – save this one for your lovely one.