Mostly piano, vocals, efx and unconscious arrangements make up Laila Sakini’s “Vivienne” on Total Stasis.
It asks: what if things were different?
Tender symbols – flowers, butterflies, potion – portray an idealised life.
But within a scene of ennui, waiting, in-between feelings are held, release comes with a sigh.
In this ever-shifting landscape, these sentiments are imbued within Laila’s oneiric compositions to form a fittingly hypnotising embrace.
Unfettered and reflective, Laila etches this fantasy with a reality more interested in the delicate and impromptu specifics of time than compositional rigour.