"Aviliai" is an album by two Lithuanian drone-ambient projects Daina Dieva and Skeldos. Their idea on working on a record together has matured over a couple of years, and finally, when materialized, became a multifaceted soundscape. The sound travels in between the silence and the noise, layered voice-patterns give way to a harsher wall of sounds, easing out again to the minimal volume, maximum tension.
Skeldos tell, that "the album is about a dream, which is being born while you fall into the sleep while surrounded by the branches of a tree, as if in your bee-hive. It is as if you'd walk though viscous sands that become endless seas, into the sound of the rain of moths. It's a dream which needs you body-less. It's a dream from which you can't return."
"I've filled "Aviliai" album with the sweetness of honey, with my pain and heartburn, my longing for serenity and the fatigue of time. All of those feelings and forebodings, dreams and nightmares unfold themselves and turn to sound," shares Daina Dieva.
This sound-trip starts with a flutter of a butterfly in a mirror and goes through to the core of a dream.
released January 16, 2015
AVILIAI (THE HIVES)
1. Sutemų / Of Nightfall
2. Smėlio / Of Sand
3. Miego / Of Sleep
All sounds, lyrics, visuals: Daina Dieva and Skeldos
Released 2015: Daina Dieva; Skeldos (SLS-02)
Playing time: 47mins.