Lancelot's Delusions

by Zenial

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Feels like through your life is stretched a tape — like a timeline, 
and it contains your past, present and future memories ~>> 
when U listen to this album it sound triggers your memories
 and guide you through different points in your lifetime ~>> Favorite track: Lancelot's Delusions.
Thom10428
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Thom10428 It has long been known that Zenial is a respected player on the ambient scene. His work has reached a very high level. It does not prevent him from pushing his work to the next level higher. The latest Zenial album is proof of this. Ambient of the highest order! Tasteful and fresh sounds delight from the first seconds.
Listening to this material, we have an amazing trip from the earthly hell in which we live to the most beautiful corners of the surrounding space. Favorite track: Lancelot's Delusions.
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doma_bnr You seek your mind in the abyss of thoughts. You walk through a world of uncertainty, darkness, and illusion; you feel like you're in an amusement park after dark and in the station hall at four a.m. at the same time. However, after a while, a warm stream pours into you, marking the path from mind to heart and back; this feeling greets you every time you listen to this album. Fall, and fly with this music in previously unknown areas. Allow sensations and an unseen thrill to bind you;
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shaolindelamor gentle record for an early morning listen! Favorite track: Lancelot's Delusions.
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ɐuɓǝןo Zenial yet again embarks you on a beautiful journey. The calm, relaxing flow is intervened with very subtle yet disturbing influences, like the Doppler effect in Lancelot, or an alien-invasion-like theme in Urban Legends. Excellent stuff, as always!
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about

"It's like being exhausted and waiting for the train.
It's around the time you try to sleep in a crowded place, such as an airport. As you enter a hypnotic state, reality begins to circle you... "

This is how Lukasz Szalankiewicz aka Zenial describes the notion behind the track "Lancelot Delusion," which inspired the title and theme of his new album. The Doppler effect used in the composition contributes to the psychedelic, surreal ambience. In this track, dreams and journeys are intertwined and pervade the entire release. The title is a metaphor for a mythical, medieval knight who becomes bewildered and lost over his many quests. These patterns are wrapped in unique, minimalistic soundscapes that use field recordings.

Lukasz tries to take on new challenges after years of experimenting with various forms of electronic sounds and unconventional music. He's become more fascinated with minimal ambient and micro-sounds in the last two years. Why? Because, according to Lukasz, doing something worthwhile in that area is difficult. It's the next hermetic genre, according to Zenial.

The oneiric nature is also present in the first track, "How Can I Be There," which deals with forgetting, drifting away, observing, waiting, and dreaming...

Orion+ follows the notion of a journey but is loaded with awe and dread, as it was written during the early stages of the epidemic.
Lukasz has something to say about it: "In fact, the constellation of Orion conceals a lot of information. It's an excellent place to start looking for the Pleiades, for example."
"I can only see what my unarmed eye lets me see as I raise my head into the sky. I wonder where we are and where we are headed. Wandering around my neighbourhood and my city, I ask the same questions, but with new instruments in my eyes and ears - uncertainty, worry, and the want to see and hear more in order to feel more and understand better."

The track was originally self-released as digital-only but has now been specially edited and remastered for "Lancelot's Delusions" as well as the closing piece "Urban Legends". A Muse en Circuit – National Center of Musical Creation (Alfortville, France) in cooperation with Art Zoyd Studios commissioned the latter, and it has been fortunately allowed to be featured on this CD as well

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released November 25, 2021

"Orion+"

Pandemic sound 'podcast for' (excerpt) "Cyber Pills_following the deep" festival - Lviv / Ukraine ,14.10.2020

"Urban legends"

Online performance (excerpt) at La Muse en Circuit – National Center of Musical Creation (Alfortville, France) in cooperation with Art Zoyd Studios, 10.04. 2021

Composed by Łukasz Szałankiwicz (Zenial)
www.zenial.pl

Mastered by Rafał Sądej
www.moan.pl

Cover photo and design by Danil Daneliuk
www.instagram.com/d.daneliuk

Photos & pictures by Łukasz Szałankiwicz
www.instagram.com/zeniallo

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