Release Date: 24/03/23
Pia Isa is the solo project of bassist/vocalist Pia Isaksen from Norwegian heavy psych/doom band Superlynx. She is now releases her debut solo album, Distorted Chants, which features Ole Teigen (Superlynx) on drums and a guest appearance by guitarist Gary Arce (Yawning Man, Big Scenic Nowhere) on three of the songs.
Having played and written music for most of her life, a solo album has been brewing in Pia ́s mind for a long time. Finally, everything has aligned for her first one to materialize, and ‘Distorted Chants’ is the result. As much as she loves playing with Superlynx (formed 2013) and others, her ideas for this album seemed more right to work through on her own.
Pia ́s music is rooted in slow heavy drones but also has a lighter, dreamy and hopeful side. She is inspired by massive soundscapes, heavy psych, meditative moods, desert vibes and Eastern scales, as well as her Nordic coastal surroundings. Superlynx-listeners may recognize her slow, heavy and minimalistic riffs and haunting, sometimes chanting, voice.
The lyrics on ‘Distorted Chants’ are deeply personal and stretch from the very inner self and throughout nature.
A mix of shoegaze, drone rock, psychedelic stoner/doom and meditative chants. For fans of Chelsea Wolfe, Sun O))), Deafheaven, Anna Von Hausswolff, My Bloody Valentine, Electric Wizard, Zola Jesus, Boris, Slowdive, Karin Park, Alcest, Dead Can Dance, Esben And The Witch and Emma Ruth Rundle.