Sarah Aristidou - Æther - BBC Music Magazine
Can you capture the ineffable? Sarah Aristidou’s remarkable debut disc Æther explores things within and beyond.
The premiere recording of Jörg Widmann’s Labyrinth V is the wordless centrepiece. Written for Aristidou’s unaccompanied voice, this compelling, occasionally disturbing tour de force in the tradition of Berberian’s Stripsody takes in everything from maniacal laughter turning to sobs, musing sighs, gurgles, clicks, slaps and obsessive vocalisations. Like the disc as a whole, it is a solid triumph.