Experimental French vocalist / composer RÏCÏNN (Laure Le Prunenec) has released second single ‘Psamatae’, taken from new album, Nereïd, set for release on 23rd October via Blood Music.
Highlighting key elements of her musical identity – atmospheric choral vocals, experimental melodies and dark instrumentation, arranged in RÏCÏNN‘s unique and unorthodox style – listen to ‘Psamatae’ here:
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RÏCÏNN comments: “Psamatäe, is a song about desire. The gaze of the loved one can have an unbearable power.”
Detailing the story, she continues: “Psamatheus was seduced by the Aequi, the king of the Myrmidons, who ambushed her on the beach. She tried to escape his grip by transforming into a seal but he refused to let go until she relented, giving birth to a son who was given the name of Phocos, “the seal”. From a mud of frustration, fear, lack of recognition of the true “self”, a black, vulnerable creature emerges, for protection, to survive… to escape from a reality of lies, fleeing, so that the Other finally sees….”
On the composition, RÏCÏNN concludes: “This song has been completely rearranged by the talented Antony Miranda, with his analogue sounds. This experience was incredible, to see a sound springing from old synths! We had a lot of fun! Thanks to my wonderful team: Eran Segal (clean guitars), Antony Miranda (arrangements, bass, e-bow guitars), Sylvain Bouvier (drums), Raphaël Verguin (Cello), Déhà (Mix and Master).”
This follows previous single ‘Doris’, which features guest vocals from Travis Ryan of Cattle Decapitation.
In a world of appearances, RÏCÏNN was born from the desire to remain true to her instrument, the voice.
As a child, she cooked remedies, formulas, and prayers to serve them to the world. An expression of ‘The Now’. Fire & water, whales & birds, sounds emanating from the mist, blown by the windy shore, spitting the scrambling wreckage of a damaged arch, vestige from an ancient and forgotten civilisation, flooded into the oversights of time.
RÏCÏNN appears as the lonely survivor of a pre-post apocalyptic universe, a new world in which she bereaves the loss of her unknown culture.
Nereïd is a concoction of many cultures, assimilated and included with her own language. The experience of an incarnation in the material world, falling into the living, as the nymphs of Poseidon move the ocean, making choices, harmonising the rhythms of nature.
Known for her work as female vocalist for breakcore outfit Igorrr, experimental gothic funeral metal band Öxxö Xööx, and experimental trip-hop unit Corpo-Mente; RÏCÏNN‘sbeautiful, solo work lies in the realm of funeral opera – with nearly all composition, instrumentation, and imagery created by the artist herself.
The result is a celestial dance, moving into unexpected explosions of terror, each sacred in their own right.
2. Doris (featuring Travis Ryan)