Oakland, California-based multi-instrumentalist Leila Abdul-Rauf is set to make a solo performance at Northwest Terror Fest this weekend. She will be performing material from her fourth solo LP, Phantasiai. The LP was released last year, the record is now finally available on vinyl.
The album was mastered by Cyclic Law, and it bears a stunning cover artwork by Matthew Jaffe and graphic design by Heresie Studio. Phantasiai was fully composed, recorded, and produced by Leila Abdul-Rauf, who writes her opinion:
“After what’s felt like an eternity, vinyl copies of Phantasiai have been released from pressing plant captivity and are now available and shipping worldwide from Cloister Recordings and Cyclic Law. Times are dark and always have been. May Phantasiai pull you into the suffocating comfort of its Abyss, only to thrust you back into the terrible and piercing pain of Light.”
Watch the video for ‘Distortions in Phantasy I: Lure’ on YouTube:
Watch the video for ‘Distortions In Phantasy III: Suspension’ on YouTube:
Phantasiai is out now on CD and digitally through Cyclic Law and on vinyl as a co-release between Cyclic Law and Cloister Recordings.
Leila Abdul-Rauf will join Ludicra, Repulsion, Suffocation, Cryptic Slaughter, Creeping Death, Mantar, Acephalix, Panopticon, and many others at Northwest Terror Fest in Seattle this weekend.
Leila Abdul-Rauf live dates are:
7/02/2022 Neumos – Seattle, WA @ Northwest Terror Fest [info]
7/20/2022 Elbo Room Jack London – Oakland, CA * Phantasiai release show w/ TRAITRS, Vague Lanes [info]
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Photo courtesy of Dawn Howard