Rachel Lyn is a Berlin based sound artist and producer. She has announced the release of the debut album called Oh Daydream which is out on October 28th via My Own Imaginary World. According to the press release, The narrative behind the creational process of “Oh Daydream” sounds like a post-romantic story as it works with similar characteristics of the romantic epoch such as the reference to the individual fantastic projection aka the imaginary process. While romanticists employed this process of romancing as a motor to create fantastic worlds that would have the liberating power in form of an emancipation from predominant classic traditions, Rachel too addresses her imaginary potential to freely create a fantastic world outside of genre conventions. Every track consists of an individual inventive process. Like the romantic authors who distanced themselves from classical traditions and focused on their own subjectivity, the tracks serve as rooms to escape traditions and destruct common truths. Thus, Rachel takes the listeners of “Oh Daydream” on a trip to her own internal space, where her identity is given the freedom to fully unfold.
“Oh Daydream” is an audio-visual album, tracks are accompanied by videos, a collaboration with the Paris based photographer and video artist David Paige. David’s imagery narrates an intimate poetry of Rachel’s physical expression, adding a further dimension to the sonic journey.
Inspired by a youth spent in the ambiance of endless VHSs, early 70s electronic pioneers, her classical ballet vinyl collection and theatrical baroque gowns, she experiments and explores sonic possibilities on the basis of both improvisational and intimate workflows. The album presents itself almost as a personal sonic diary consisting of a somnambulant atmosphere, spoken words and expressionistic aesthetic.
Check the first excerpt “Make Me Feel Inside La La“.