Montreal artist Ilichna Morasky's musical project Strangerfamiliar is still in its early stages, but this stranger is quickly becoming familiar, and she is on the verge of releasing her debut EP, Fire Under Water, on December 19.
Morasky began working on material as Strangerfamiliar in late 2014, and she took the project to the stage in June of this year. She labels her genre of dreamy, mellow synth-pop as "crance," which is a portmanteau of "cry" and "dance."
An announcement describes the EP like this: "Building ethereal vocal, ukulele, drum, and synth loops, Strangerfamiliar's sound brings you to a spiritual and dreamlike state; as if you had drifted into an isolated neon church deep in an Amazonian jungle."
Half of the four-song EP is already available to stream. Hear the softly twinkling electronic cut "Wife" and the more organic, acoustically inclined "Kintsugi (Little Broken Pieces)" below. The other two tracks will arrive on release day.
Strangerfamiliar will be celebrating the EP release with a show in Montreal on December 19. You can get all the details here.
Once Fire Under Water is out, Morasky plans to head back to her homeland of Chile (specifically the capitol city of Santiago) to work on her debut album.
Fire Under Water:
2. On My Own
3. Burned by Devotion
4. Kintsugi (Little Broken Pieces)