Sienná’s Crafts Bewitching Electronic Fields With “Wa-Kei-Sei-Jyaku”
Sienná, the Japanese experimental electronic artist and DJ based in Norway, crafts a magical sound canvass with the release of her latest album, “Wa-Kei-Sei-Jyaku.” In this nine-track masterpiece running over 40 minutes, Sienná with intent combines electronica and house with jazz, along with some retro and modern Japanese elements to create an engaging and cerebral musical experience.
From the opening track, “So May It Be” the album sets the stage for discovering soundscapes that are both meticulously crafted and boldly experimental. Sienná seamlessly weaves together complex melodies and operatic pieces that take listeners on a trip to a field of hallowed intensity and sentimental bringing up of colourful emotions forth. The upbeat energy “Evils In, Fortune In,” showcases Sienná’s diversity and ability to defy genre categorization. The title track encapsulates the feel of the record. Combining strings with stunning low end tonality, the song guides on a fascinating journey.
Each track on “Wa-Kei-Sei-Jyaku” offers a unique sonic experience. “Ajikan Meditation” captivates with its intriguing ambiance, while “Encircle Me Now” masterfully combines downbeat feel with elements of posh finesse evoking strong emotions. The album effortlessly transitions from the contemplative “Four Stones, Three Waters, Eight Forests” to other serene numbers.
Sienná’s compositional skills shine through in every moment of the album. Every track is expertly crafted. The changing and unpredictable dynamics keep you on the edge and in the moment. At times interested and other times anxious to find out what comes next. The layered textures and dense melodies add depth and richness to the music, creating a truly immersive listening experience. A highlight of the album is “Red Bird Arises, Dragon Awakes”. It is a captivating track, its narrative showing how light and shade dynamics can be aptly used rawly and applied in an electronic music context
Sienná’s ability to fuse different musical influences and push the boundaries of expectation is truly remarkable. For those seeking an extraordinary musical journey, “Wa-Kei-Sei-Jyaku” is an album that takes your attention. Sienná’s unique blend of genres and her daring exploration of sonic landscapes make for an incomparable audio adventure. From start to finish, this album captivates with its beauty, complexity, and originality. “Wa-Kei-Sei-Jyaku” is evidence of Sienná’s artistic vision and her dedication to eschewing the limitations of traditional music. This is not merely master songwriting but soundscaping of the highest technical and emotional finesse. Magical sounds created by artistic precision in crafting auras sonically. This is a solid record and pioneering in scope, pushing limits and testing the waters of possibility.