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Alexandra Streliski's 'INSCAPE' will inspire, depress, and satiate all at the same time / VUEWEEKLY

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The word "cinematic" has been used to describe Alexandra Stréliski's work before, but what exactly does that mean? On paper, cinematic music is created for a specific scene in a film or series, and while her awakening piano ballads have made it on screen, (Dallas Buyers Club, Big Little Lies, Sharp Objects) Stréliski's sound cannot be tied down to only moving pictures. Her pieces on her latest album INSCAPE,  inspire, depress, and satiate all at the same time.

She's the perfect example of minimalist virtue, only using a grand piano and sometimes a quiet string section. We are in a maximalist age where many artists feel it is necessary to strive for more instruments to evoke a feeling within their listeners. Stréliski achieves this with a few piano chords and melodies that dance off each other in beautiful unison.

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