Rolands Cibulskis is an artist doing his own thing entirely, producing music that is unique, decidedly original, free-flowing, and quite striking.
Originally intended as the soundtrack to a film entitled Monad, which sadly never saw the light of day. Fortunately, IX saw the crime in keeping these tracks unreleased, and so – this unique & rather brilliant album was born.
Fear is not very me. I’m like a positive tornado wrecking all the negative shit that’s out there. You could put me in front of an active nuclear bomb & I would dance & sing to it. Fuck that bomb, this is my moment.
The music is stunning, there seem to be equal parts drama & stillness – the dreamlike & the heavy-hearted come face to face; making you feel at peace & uncertain & energized, all at once.
It’s a pleasure to get to embrace these original works. Hopefully many more people continue to discover & connect with them in the near future.
The passion is unquestionable, the pauses within the musicality add to the drama & intensity, yet the crisp, flawless & satisfying way in which everything meets back up afterwards keep things impossibly flush & tranquil.
Jagged Weather is a journal or sonic synopsis of my first 11 months transitioning from male to female. It deals with the stress of acknowledging the rift that exists between your internal sense of being & how the outside world perceives you.
The older I get the more I find my inspiration in my memories of youth. I know it’s a bit sentimental, but trying to recapture those first musical emotions that possessed me when I was young puts me back into my creative zone.
A work of art, as close to cinematic as music gets, and without question an album that is quite incomparable and likely enjoyable for audiences with many different musical preferences.
Winds & Walls are a sibling duo crafting undeniably unique musical soundscapes, complete with poetic, emotional songwriting, presented under a gorgeously smooth & colourful light.
The melody has a surprisingly indie-rock feel to it, as does the structure, though the leading voice appears as this electronically charged element that fits smoothly in among all that surrounds & supports it.
A brilliantly honest song that draws your affection with its lyrical approach to reality, to openness & to the inner turmoil we all feel from time to time. Dario Margeli has written from the heart while touching upon issues of the mind; it’s well balanced & it works.