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Alexandra Streliski's 'INSCAPE' is a melancholic, bright step towards finding hope / ATWOOD MAGAZINE

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We want to know that there is more beneath the surface; that our world is not just some infallible course that ultimately is vacant. We want to be left in a state of wonderment and awe, to find difficulty in comprehending why certain visuals or sounds leave us weeping while still accepting that some questions don't need answering. What we crave is emotion, a characteristic we hope to find in all aspects of the world, and there is no better conduit of showing it than through the piano.

The piano is an instrument that is able to express a staggering amount of emotion, making an alluring sound that can create a world of sincerity and unpredictability through no more than a single stroke of a key. Because of this, it's no wonder many are drawn to it – the memories it can help revitalize or the passions it can reignite. With her sophomore album INSCAPE, Alexandra Stréliski has done exactly that.

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