NYC-based duo LEYA features violinist Adam Markiewicz (The Dreebs) and harpist Marilu Donovan. The two combine modernity and antiquity with their chosen instruments by taking ideas from contemporary pop and experimental music, and seamlessly integrating them into classical instrumentation and moods. Utilizing a combination of normal and detuned intervals together with ethereal layered vocals, the resulting sound of LEYA is unmistakable and haunting. It is both ancient and singular in tone, but remains open to the influences and ideas of the modern day underground in it’s structural simplicity.
LEYA’s debut recording ‘The Fool’ is available May 11 via NNA Tapes in cassette, digital, and steaming formats. It features collaborations with Eartheater, PC Worship, and Sunk Heaven, running the gamut from classically-influenced ambient pop to noise.
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