SUBTERRANEA is composed, performed, produced, mixed and mastered by Alia Synesthesia, a Siberian-Canadian trained operatic singer & multi-intstrumentalist.
Alia was born in Yakutsk (Sakha Republic), where she started her music journey with formal music school education at the age of 6. After five years of rigorous vocal and piano training, she graduated with Russian music school diploma. After she immigrated to Canada in 2005, she continued vocal training via private lessons, and later on, started taking voice, composition, music theory and choir singing courses at the University of Guelph.
Alia started making electronic music in 2011, inspired and influenced by acts like Skinny Puppy, Depeche Mode, Chelsea Wolfe, and others. Alia’s music, however, does not subscribe to a single genre, finding influences in richness and diversity of music: from black metal to progressive rock, from synthpop to darkwave, from industrial to dark ambient. All these and other genres have place in Alia’s music, revealing themselves in the most unexpected places.
Instruments: cello, drums, jaw harp, keyboard, operatic vocals