Released in 2018, INSCAPE has been a stunning success, reaching Platinum status in Canada and winning multiple awards including Instrumental Album of the Year at the 2020 JUNO Awards alongside global streaming success.
The word “Inscape” is a contraction of “Inner-landscapes” but also refers to Gerald Manley Hopkins’s concept of “unique quality of the self”. Sometimes used in visual arts to express the “interior design” of a human being, Streliski was interested to capture what it could sound like in music as well.
“Inscape is a very personal album to me” says Stréliski, “ I wrote it in a period where many things I had built didn’t feel right anymore. I suffered depression, a separation, and a professional change that year. I had to change many things to be in accordance with myself again and faced many inner-landscapes that I did not necessarily want to explore before. This album is an attempt for me to capture what a human life transition sounds like, with all it’s fragility, vulnerability and imperfections.”
- 12” black vinyl 140g
- Single sleeve
- Secret City Records
- October 5, 2018
- Alexandra Stréliski / Maxime Navert
- Pascal Shefteshy
- Taylor Deupree
- Alexandra Stréliski