Almost 3 years after “Plastic makes perfect”, AYRIA strikes hard again with release number five.
AYRIA is now a 12 year scene veteran and Jennifer Parkin has proven her sonic style and ex-
ploration into the darker side of electro-pop is here to stay. On this new album AYRIA is diving
back into the slick electro style that started AYRIA in 2003, while continuing to evolve the sound
to appeal to modern listeners as well. Once again Jennifer teamed up with heavyweight producer
Sebastian R. Komor. Their artistic chemistry to produce the kind of unique alternative electro-pop
that sounds both big, gritty and beautiful all at once, continues to capture new breeds of fans
around the globe.
2016’s “Paper Dolls” is not ‘minimal’ nor ‘an exploration’ but 11 solid anthematic tracks that can
each stand on their own as a single. Long gone is the young girl from 2003 starting a solo project
and exploring her sound. “Paper Dolls” 2016 presents a confident artist, a mature sound, and
some of Jennifer’s strongest songwriting to date, all combined with explosive, ear-candy pro-
duction highlighting vocals in the midst of AYRIA’s huge beats and synths.
Laying it all out there for listeners with lyrical themes of suicide, technology & social media, femi-
nism, abuse, opulence, emptiness, numbness and isolation, with a hint at happiness just so you
know that not all hope is lost.
For club songs suited for the dance floor, “Underneath the Water”, “Crash and Burn”, “Feed her
to the Wolves”, “Chameleon”, “Not receiving”. For sexy, moody, mid-tempo electro-EBM-pop,
“You’re so vacant”, “Deconstruct Me”, “Paper Dolls”. And finally, some confident and beautiful
slower tempo tracks, lacking on recent releases and reminiscent of the “Flicker” era of AYRIA,
“Sticks and Stones”, “Barren”, “Fading from Me”.
This release will continue to appeal to fans, as AYRIA’s established and unique genre of female
industrial-electro-pop has brought listeners along for over a decade into this world of distortion,
bass, melody and melancholy. Jennifer invites you in again, to hear for yourself where she’s
been, and where she has now arrived at and conquered.
“Paper Dolls” does not only come as a regular CD, but also as a special 2CD limited edition box
set with disc 2 titled “The Heartless Kingdom” which takes you on a moody ride featuring two
more original tracks, some transformed ballad reworks of club tracks, remixes by personal friends
Decoded Feedback, Bhambhamhara, as well as some goodies: postcards, stickers, posters.
AYRIA’s hardcore fans: be sure to grab your copy fast since the first 1000 copies of this limited
edition will come out with an exclusive spotted varnish glitter effect on the deluxe box cover…
||Underneath the Water
||Feed her to the Wolves
||Sticks and Stones
||Crash and burn
||You’re so vacant
||Fading from Me
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