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"Dear Laika is a young musician and artist living in relative seclusion in the forest and online. Despite full immersion in the "classical" tradition from a young age, singing and playing piano and violin prodigiously, DL at once embraces and rejects these roots in pursuit of sonic invention and beauty, electronically warping classical instrumentation and conjuring ghostly choirs in the service of non-traditional structures and sound-worlds. Through invocations of mythology, mysticism and the natural world, DL explores the loss of faith, identity and love through the lens of (admittedly limited) personal experience. Two albums of this pop music exist so far: "Vision of St. Cross" (2017) and "Rinzen" (2018). There exist four other purely ambient/noise/drone albums for guitar and/or violin: "Twin Mythemes" (2018), "White Leopards" (2018), "Dewy Reds, Fatal Jaws" (2018), and "A Panther to Ephraim" (2019). This discography was selected in August 2018 to be preserved in the British Library Sound Archive.

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