Earlier this month Porto-based Spanish harpist Angélica Salvi announced the release of her new full-length album. Entitled Habitat, it follows to her 2019 debut album Phantone and it arrives on November 4th through Lovers & Lollypops. Her own habitat and her relation to it is what informs and influences the album. “Each of the songs is a sensory memory that can be relived over and over again, with changing nuances and subtleties”, describes the press release. “Memories captured and reproduced infinitely through labyrinthine patterns and sound textures, ambiguous melodies and flourishing harmonies that fluctuate, coexist and interact with other beings or elements in their universe of minimal language”.
Ahead of the album’s release, Salvi has shared the enchanting and beautiuful ‘Crina’, which translates from Portuguese as mane or horsehair and she describes the track as “the feeling of riding a horse… A journey into the unknown.” ‘Crina’ is offered with a video directed by filmmaker André Gil Mata. “He said he really enjoys to look at my hands when I play. He says it is like a dance,” Salvi said speaking about it. “He imagined my hands mimetized with a natural habitat. I told him I was imagining a mimetic atmosphere in the whole album: with water, plants, sand… so he chose plants, moss and water.”
Watch the video for ‘Crina’ now.