Zhazhda's Psychedelic Wet Dream
Zhazhda is a musical and visual project by producer Rimer London and artist Poseidonna.
I was born in Moscow but didn't really have a relationship with the country as I left when I was one and hardly visited as I was growing up. If you have ever been to Brighton beach in NYC you will see how time has stood still on those Russian immigrants. They carry around the spirit of the days they left the USSR. This was kind of how I felt, that I was carrying a ghost of Russia inside. But I didn't know how it was in reality. I knew the stories from the news, the negative connotations, and the stereotypes surrounding Russians. But I didn't know myself in that way. So when I was a bit older I moved to Moscow for a few years. It opened my mind and this time actually mirrored a part of my soul that I couldn't really see before. There is something in the Russian identity in all its width that speaks to me so deeply. There is something so spiritual and profound yet simple in our culture. Refined yet ironic. And this is also reflected in my lyrics for Zhazhda.
It was actually by chance that we did Zhazhda in the Russian language, it was more like a joke at first because we decided to do an Italo disco project. But when I started writing I felt so free to express in a way that was less solid than in English for example. I don't own the language like that, I can bend it and twist it, almost dadaistic to create my own way of speaking. For me, mumble rap is really inspiring. At a certain point, you can express an emotion, a feeling symbolically, with sounds just an intonation, tone of voice. By mixing up so many metaphors that it's just poetry without the mind trying to grasp it with understanding. But just something you experience with feeling. I really like the humor and the wisdom that came into the songs while being dance floor-worthy and fun.
Poseidonna is a reflection of myself as a creative entity, I was born under the sign of a double Pisces and I have been told this is the sign of the shaman.
This is my spiritual experience that I share as Poseidonna. She is timeless, the goddess of water, mystical and mythical, fluid, inflow, here to baptize you into the waters of her ecstasy. She dives into the rich darkness of the underworld to bring back to light gold and pearls to share with the world.