Lay Bare Recordings are proud to have signed dark ambient act, kariti, for the release of her upcoming, new studio album titled Dheghom! kariti’s second full-length offering will be available as Vinyl on February 2, 2024.
"Hearing the voice of ekaterina from kariti made an instant connection with my heart and my skin. It was hard not to engage with her captivating blend of powerful vocals, engaging melodies, and evocative poems. kariti’s mix of intimate, stripped-down mourning folk songs with crisp sounding instruments and eerie harmonies creates a unique and emotional experience.” Lay Bare Recordings owner, Désirée Hanssen, comments. "The impact of kariti’s voice is evident, draws you as a listener into it and makes it easy to connect with the depth of her music and words. kariti's resonant vocal tone adds a distinctive and profound quality to her music. It's fascinating how a singer's voice can shape the emotional experience of a song. Lay Bare Recordings is beyond thrilled to welcome kariti to the label and to collaborate on releasing her upcoming album. Incredibly exciting to walk the path of this rich and diverse musical experience together."
kariti states: "Dheghom is an attempt to write about some things I can’t necessarily understand or even feel, but have a lot of feelings about, it is as eclectic musically as it is focalized in terms of lyrical themes and the meanings they bare. I had to be patient and wait for a very long time to let it out, my appreciation to Désirée goes beyond words. A few different labels could have become the home of Dheghom, but when Désirée of Lay Bare recordings got back to me, I instantly knew that was it. The way she spoke about it made me feel that she understood exactly what this record meant (to me) and that she would be as keen to work on it as a label can be. I am extremely happy and proud to collaborate with such a forward-thinking label driven by this powerhouse of a woman, who puts all her passion, enthusiasm and energy into helping underground artists to get their music heard and I cannot wait to see where this path takes us.“
Dive deeper into kariti's captivating, dark sound and listen to the first single, A Mare Called Night.
kariti (карити) - 'to mourn the dead' in church Slavonic - is a Russian-born artist based in Italy. Her debut 'Covered Mirrors' was released in September 2020 by Italian cult label Aural Music (Negură Bunget, Imperial Triumphant, Messa). Marco of sludge outfit Grime contributes to some of kariti’s songs with his guitars and often joins her for live performances. kariti’s dark ambient music is recommended to those who enjoy dark explorations accompanied by the smell of burning wood and the moonlight reflecting off snow delivered through profound lyrical content. kariti toured Europe several times and shared the stage with Messa, Grift, Conny Ochs, among others and recently was invited to open the Italian leg of the tour of Brutus. Her intense live shows have been described as liturgy-like and cathartic.
Her sophomore album, Dheghom, sees a notable development in terms of kariti's sound, songwriting and the use of instrumentation. It features various synthesizers, analogue piano, strings by Jon K (live Cough, Dorthia Cottrell), a song with drums and bass, multiple contributions by Grime's Marco on guitars/noise, and a haunting duet with Dorthia Cottrell of Windhand.
Dheghom track listing:
01. As Within
02. A Mare Called Night
04. Vilomah (feat. Dorthia Cottrell)
08. River Of Red
09. Emerald Death
11. So Without
For More Info Visit:
Apple Music https://music.apple.com/us/artist/kariti/1530844732
The album pre-sale has just started at: https://laybarerecordings.com/release/dheghom-by-kariti-lbr053