Valiska will be performing at the Drone Factory on Saturday night. 9 November 2016 ·. Valiska is the project of Calgary-based experimental musician Krzysztof Sujata, exploring the intersection between ambient, drone and modern composition. Here's his current release, Healer.
The Healer is a blues album by John Lee Hooker, released in 1989. The album features collaborations with Bonnie Raitt, Charlie Musselwhite, Los Lobos and Carlos Santana, among others. The Healer peaked at number 62 on the Billboard 200 and "I'm in the Mood" won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Performance.
I got to know Kris through his personal music project Valiska and awesome ‘Katharsis, Processed’ show on CJSW radio. Didn’t take me too long to realize that I totally love his taste and approach to sound, so I was really happy to have discovered he’s offering mastering services too. On my request, aside from brilliant mastering, he also did the tape transfers with addition of some tape effects, which made my album sound perfectly warm and the output totally met my expectations.
Valiska is a experimental ambient/noise music project coming out of Calgary.
Repetitions by Valiska, released 13 August 2015 1. Clearing 2. Glide 3. Snow 4. Lost 5. Dawn 6. Held 7. Reflection 8. Escape I wrote this album after coming back from a trip to Poland in August 2014. It's about my relatives, the farm, the sea, trains and train stations, and other things. I took ideas about repetition and combined them with my experiences from the trip, and ended up with what to me is a very personal album.
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The album revolves around numbers stations recordings: mysterious, encoded shortwave radio transmissions.