Ethereally beautiful, dissonant music from a unique performer
Alexandra Drewchin’s work has spread across multiple genres and styles. There’s the plucked strings and chords of her critically acclaimed 2020 album “Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin”; the hyper-charged club music of her self-released “Trinity” mixtape; and the misshapen art-rock of Guardian Alien, the band she formed with Liturgy drummer Greg Fox (to name just a few). What unites her various projects is her attention to detail. Every sound, note, plucked string and electronic glitch sounds like it has been obsessed over, reworked extensively, and then placed into exactly the right place in her songs. She’s also a prodigiously talented performer, combining a three-octave vocal range with a fierce visual identity, and an ability to make the adventurous sound accessible. Her ethereal music is startlingly beautiful, yet equally dissonant, a contrast that points to her roots in experimental noise. A live show not to be missed.