Boomkat Product Review:
Perila's addition to the rapidly-expanding Longform Editions canon is an unexpectedly stark piano-led excursion far removed from much of what we know of her work thus far. One for fans of Harold Budd, Félicia Atkinson,Roger Eno.
It's the simplicity of 'Corridor Between Days' that makes it so effective. Usually, Perila's music is syrupy and heavily processed, sounding as if it's melting into liquid as you're listening; here, Aleksandra Zakharenko takes a different route altogether, focusing her attention on keyboard and voice. The main instrument throughout is an upright piano, but it's joined by electric piano, feather-lite synthesizer and Perila's voice. The 20-minute composition develops in segments, at first echoing Harold Budd's elegiac slow-mo haze, then shifting into a voice-and-keys section, tiptoeing into sublime twinkling ambience with beachy field recordings and ending on an Eastern-scaled improvisation.
Like Zakharenko's electronic material, 'Corridor Between Days' shifts almost imperceptibly - if you're not paying close attention you might miss the subtle shades she introduces and snatches away. As the ivory keys rattle and rumble, you can just about hear oscillator drones deep in the distance. It's careful listening music, presented in long-form for a reason.