Soho Rezanejad — „Perform and Surrender“ (Dec. 04, 2020)Denmark emoji                                                                          Soho Rezanejad — „Perform and Surrender“ (Dec. 04, 2020)Soho Rezanejad — „Perform and Surrender“ (Dec. 04, 2020)•⇔• Dánská rodačka, rezidentka z New Yorku Soho Rezanejad je stejně zběhlá v herectví i zpěvu. Perform And Surrender však vůbec není to, co byste od hvězdy na velkém (nebo malém) screenu očekávali. Ne, ovšem pokud jste její kariéru již posledních pět let stejně nesledovali. Pokud na to máte, určitě budete slyšet výraz „starkwave“, který se v její hudbě používá hojně, a přestože to zde do jisté míry platí, většina melodií zde má děsivou a ano — éterickou kvalitu. 
•⇔• Opravdu to není nahrávka, kde si můžete zvolit určité skladby a komentovat je — spíše se podobá věcem jako The Future Sound Of London’s Life Forms, která funguje spíše jako ucelená skladba plná emotivních obrazů, někdy doprovázená ptačím zpěvem. 
•⇔• Je to o to pozoruhodnější, že při poslechu Rezanejady se ani jednou nebudeme cítit jako v divadle nebo v nahrávacím studiu. Džungle? Možná. V poli? Maybe YES! A to DOST!. Nikdy však INDOOR. Je to velmi naturálně znějící album, lákající jít ven a objevovat neznámo, zintenzivnit své vnímání světa kolem vás, jen aby jste se dostali ven. Koneckonců, nikdy předtím jsme nebyli zamčeni, abychom nemohli, byť na chvíli na procházku do lesa.
•⇔• Resumé: Kodaň. Vídeň. Helsingør. Mnichov. Montreal. Toronto. Petrohrad. Tromsø. Nantes. V poklidných dnech let 2018 a 2019 cestovala polymathka Soho Rezanejad z New Yorku a Kodaně, cestovala po nejchladnějších kulturních metropolích světa s matrošem svého krystalického debutu Six Archetypes. Na turné strávila dny skládáním krátkých, ale živých skladeb a vokalizováním hudebních nápadů, které nasávaly atmosféru a pocity z těchto odvážných nových prostředí. Výsledky jejích snah obohatily Perform and Surrender, její poslední album, které bylo silně konceptualizované on the road a v Kodani dokončeno nedávno.Soho Rezanejad ©Anders Nydam
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark ~ New York, NY 
Genre: Electronic, Non~Music, Pop, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Experimental, Minimal, Ambient, Abstract, Spoken Word
Label: Silicone Records
Album release: December 04, 2020
Genre: Abstract, Ambient, Experimental
Duration:     28:14
Tracks:
1. Perform   1:10
2. Surrender   12:35
3. Stages I   0:11
4. Absence   2:21
5. Half The Shore   3:26
6. Hera   3:16
7. Stages II   1:10
8. Sleepless Solitude   4:05
Credits:
Asger Valentin, Astrid Sonne, Cæcilie Trier: Performer, Musical Appearances
Isabelle Chester: Photography, Artwork Photographed
From label’s release notes:
Soho Rezanejad’s final album of 2020, Perform and Surrender, results from a series of performances presented between 2018 and 2019 in Copenhagen, Vienna, Helsingør, Munich, Montreal, Toronto, St. Petersburg, Tromsø and Nantes.
The series of presentations later adapted to a full~length album backed by poem recitations.
Ξ  The album was mastered by Malthe Fischer.
Description:
•⇔• Soho Rezanejad’s final album of 2020, Perform and Surrender, results from a series of performances presented between 2018 and 2019 in Copenhagen, Vienna, Helsingør, Munich, Montreal, Toronto, St. Petersburg, Tromsø and Nantes. The series of presentations later adapted to a full~length album backed by poem recitations. Here, Rezanejad’s aim is the distillation of each city, jacketed in its spectators’ appetites.
•⇔• “On the day of performance, I wrote small scores, bits of stage direction, or half~lit phantoms to activate the set. The performances became special to each space, each contributing a fragment to the record’s whole.” Expanding more on the new record, Rezanejad said: “I lost someone very dear to me at the time. All things, especially in the practice of surrendering, resembled a testimony of life and death. The language of nature, especially in its falls and springs, played a substantial role in the album’s title and direction.”

REVIEW
Loz Etheridge ⌊December 9, 2020⌋ Score: 7/10
•⇔• Danish~born New York resident Soho Rezanejad is equally adept at both acting and singing. Perform And Surrender, though, is not at all what you might expect from a star of the big (or small) screen. Well, not unless you’ve already followed her career for the last five years anyway. If you have, you will have heard the term “starkwave” applied to her music in abundance and while that certainly applies here to an extent, most of the tunes here possess an eerie, and yes, ethereal quality about them. It’s not really a record where you can single out certain tracks and give commentary on them — it’s more akin to things like The Future Sound Of London‘s Life Forms, which works more as a complete piece, full of emotive imagery, sometimes accompanied by birdsong.
•⇔• Apparently, Perform And Surrender “results from a series of performances presented between 2018 and 2019 in Copenhagen, Vienna, Helsingør, Munich, Montreal, Toronto, St. Petersburg, Tromsø, and Nantes. The series of presentations later adapted to a full~length album backed by poem recitations. Here, Rezanejad’s aim is the distillation of each city, jacketed in its spectators’ appetites.”
•⇔• This is all the more remarkable due to the fact that, upon listening to Rezanejad, never once do we feel like we are in a theatre, nor a recording studio. The jungle? Maybe. In a field? Quite possibly. But never indoors. It’s a very naturistic sounding album that entices us to go out and discover the unknown, to intensify our perceptions of the world around us, just to get OUT there. We’ve never been locked down from going for a stroll in the woods, after all.
•⇔• Speaking about the inception of the album, Rezanejad said: “On the day of performance, I wrote small scores, bits of stage direction, or half~lit phantoms to activate the set. The performances became special to each space, each contributing a fragment to the record’s whole.” Expanding more on the new record, Rezanejad said “I lost someone very dear to me at the time. All things, especially in the practice of surrendering, resembled a testimony of life and death. The language of nature, especially in its falls and springs, played a substantial role in the album’s title and direction.”
•⇔• One thing’s for certain, this latest long-player could easily double up as a relaxation tape for anyone who feels like everything’s too much, such is its beautiful calming essence. Tender, pretty, and easily digestible. Sweet dreams.
•⇔• https://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk/2020/12/09/soho-rezanejad-perform-and-surrender-silicone-records/
Words by Cal Cashin, Score: 7
•⇔• https://www.loudandquiet.com/reviews/soho-rezanejad-perform-and-surrender/
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