Artist Profile Reviews

Christina Vantzou Profiled and Reviewed

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

Composer and sound artist Christina Vantzou first attracted attention via her role in The Dead Texan, a side project of Stars of the Lid‘s Adam Wiltzie (the couple were married at the time but have since separated). And while it would be another seven years before Vantzou emerged as a solo artist in her own right, the album anticipated a tantalizing aspect of her subsequent work. Her music might be ambient and classically rooted at its core, but drift along with it for a while and you’ll soon encounter elements that feel unsettling and disruptive—as if the music is following a dream logic. “The idea of an unsettled sound, a sound that keeps changing, is connected to my thoughts about ways of living,” Vantzou says from Brussels, adding that she’s somewhat “unsettled” herself: “Nomadic life interests me, and there’s a part of me that likes to imagine the lives of ancient travelers from the distant past.”