Boomkat Product Review:
Perila’s lush debut album, proper, docks on Smalltown Supersound with a sublime, gyring suite of britlle, sub-heavy and sparkling concrète recorded while living off-grid in a french village last year.
A regular and pivotal presence in the modern ambient and experimental sphere, Perila has steadily risen to the fore over the past half decade via her WET (Weird Erotic Tension) show on Berlin Community Radio (BCR), mostly playing her own blends of field recordings, ASMR and sensual electronics. Now following a number of standout sides for sferic, our Documenting Sound series, and TTT, plus collabs with Ulla, uon, and Huerco S., the Berlin-based Russian artist commits her definitive work in ‘How Much Time it is Between You and Me?,’ distilling tantalising atmospheres through 11 parts that render her aesthetic at its most layered and enveloping.
The album's gently vibrating mass of jellyfish hues, vocal shards, and uncannily amplified small sound straddles a fine line between the unresolved nature of her sound and a more poised, certain style of agoraphobic pastoralism, as though she’s absorbing the sights outside her window, while keeping her thoughts intimately indoors. From the evocative track titles to their textured strokes, everything drips with a poetic, synaesthetic sensuality, articulating her sound at its most effective between the drinkable atmospheres of ‘Air Like Velvet’ and the smudged organ glow of ‘Fallin Into Space,’ reaching profound levels of skin kiss bliss on ‘You Disappear You Find Yourself Again,’ and ‘Blanket,’ plus the ether-pop of ‘Vaxxine.'