Danse Noir founder Aïsha Devi (formerly known as Kate Wax) has unveiled details of her debut album, Matter and Spirit. Named for Devi's grandfather, a physicist and CERN employee, the album was reportedly inspired by their conversations on "sound, vibrations, and the parallels between physics and spirituality." Its 10 tracks span a "moving landscape of interconnected themes and experimental techniques," with “vortices of haunting sounds created from [Devi's] own vocals and production."
"My process of creation takes its source in meditation, mantras, shamanism, healing frequencies," Devi says. "The idea is to trigger a social and spiritual awareness through music." Matter and Spirit follows her latest EP, Conscious Cunt, and drops on October 2 via Fabric-affiliated label Houndstooth. Its lead single, "Mazdâ," premiered via FACT yesterday and can be streamed in full below.