When consumption is the climate, what becomes the antidote? In her debut EP, To The Waking, The Shaking, and The Volatile, Animalia (Jill Krasnicki) confronts the whole of human stature– its ego; its disconnect; its blind oppression of Earth’s oldest and wisest elements.
Raw acoustics and melodic vocals roil this 5-track record into a soundscape to haunt and revel. Lyrically driven, the songs range from personal meditations to a broader critique of human myopia. But rather than pointing fingers, the album breathes a willful reflection on our inability to think beyond ourselves.
Based in Toronto, Animalia began her venture as an artist in her hometown in Tasmania, Australia after picking up her first bass guitar at the age of 15. Following a few years of performing and collaborating locally, the Aussie songstress brought her sounds abroad, situating herself in Ireland for a year and touring throughout cities in Europe and the UK.
In January 2012, Animalia spent 2 months locked inside her Toronto West End apartment where she recorded the sessions of To The Waking, The Shaking, and The Volatile. This self-engineered debut reveals a lo-fi and raw construct while incorporating guitar, bass, drums, keys and vocals– all produced by Jill Krasnicki and her relentless backdrop of cats and rats. (Benny, Luther, Polly, Mike, Killer.) The first track on the album, Unity, will appear in the upcoming Brandon Cronenberg film, Antiviral.
released April 7, 2012
Vocals, guitar, bass, drums + keys by Jill Krasnicki. Self-recorded, produced, mixed + mastered
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