D A M P N E S S - scrupulously designed, multilayered, consisting from smallest details and particles the atmospheric action, saturated by unusual using of acoustic and electronic instruments and deformed, strange, transformed beyond recognition field-recordings. Almost all music is devoted to ancient practice of the Tibetan llamas «Anchient Secret of the Fountain of Youth» which is powerful system of improvement, a rejuvenation, and increase spiritual power, integrity, harmony of spirit. Her works and a nickname Dampness are closely connected with special perception of the natural phenomena, such as a rain, fog, cold, which is extremely necessary for her.
At the heart of all was a surrealistic, abstract works painted oil on canvases, and music became natural continuation of a picturesque embodiment of conditions in the richest palette, already, musical canvases. Simply once, on March, 16th 2006, Alena has decided to splash out the inspiration in music, by using "Garageband". Dampness project started to exist in that day. During the period with 2006 for 2010, has been written down more than 50 compositions.
On October, 5th, 2008, there was a debut album "Life Without The Canvas", consisting of two CDs. An album cover is one of her pictures, written prior to the beginning of muses activity. For the period of the record lasting of 2 years, she has completely refused a canvas and paints, from here there was an album name.
On February, 12th, 2010, has been published release consisting from old both new material and remixes "Rarities and Mixes '06-'08".
The same year, on September, 17th - has been published "Embodiment of Spring and Dampness" - consisting of three new compositions, very atmospheric and strange, with a lot of field-recordings. Rustles, singing of birds, sounds of drops written down indoors, and Dampness vocal. A cover also is her oil picture "the Embodiment of Spring and the Dampness Embodiment". Presumably, this release will be added by new tracks and becomes a long-play in the future.
Dampness hasn't been signed any contract with a label since 2006 on 2012, there are no live performances, but Alena doesn't exclude that all it will be sometime carried out. Probably, the limited, exclusive editions of albums will be once. All covers of albums and a promo-photo creates by Dampness.
review from the fan http://agniworld.wordpress.com/2010/11/06/dampness-life-without-the-canvas/