What happens when an unconventional creator of sounds with his preferences for 1970s art rock and modern computer music meets a mystic, vocal artist and groove specialist? Zinkl, the quiet type, with a predilection for wonderful charming and delightful unpredictable treasures, and Alkimia Lux, the enigmatic sensualist certainly make for an unusual couple. But they say that opposites attract each other, and these two have deliberately sought each other out.
"Underwater", their first joint album, unites Alkimia Lux's feelings for exotic but catchy melodies and polished vocals with Zinkl's offbeat sounds and percussion sequences, complete with tricky 12-tone harmonies. In an act of creation, the two musical nightbirds have turned their backs on all the trends and created a magical album; their apparently opposing aesthetic approaches have given rise to a dozen surprisingly homogenous songs which, at the same time, are jewels that sparkle from every one of their many facets. Informed listeners will recognize associations ranging from Kate Bush to Stravinsky and Endash, yet there is really no equivalent in the modern music world.