New York-based artist and cellist Maya Beiser announced the release of a new album. delugEON is out on August 30th via her own imprint Islandia Music Records. It’s the follow up to 2016’s TranceClassical. According to the press release, For delugEON, the album concept began with arctic icebergs and the dark rhythms created by the sound of their near-continuous melting. As she listened to these sounds, Maya imagined the layers of her singing cello, being permeated by the sounds of a vanishing natural world. It’s a timely treatise, really — elegiac but not hopeless.
The heart of the album is in fact the heart itself: Maya’s actual heartbeat, recorded as a pulsating drumbeat to the music of Beethoven. Listen to the “Moonlight Sonata: Adagio”, streaming now via Soundcloud.