Spivak is a musician and a sound artist based in Cyprus. Her work is a play on the nuances and poetics of pop with her themes alluding to her myth inspiring heritage in a folk tinted voyage of esoteric explorations. She constructs her sound using analogue apparatus, applying her appreciation to the timelessness of classic machines, while delving into the brave new world of technology. Her debut LP, ΜΕΤΆ ΤΟ ΡΈΙΒ, which was released on Ecstatic in 2020, is a chiaroscuro blend of hypnagogic pop, smudged synths and ambient electronics infused with the spirit of a DIY scene where the ancient and futuristic coexist. With her lyrics rotating effortlessly from Greek to English, she lent her vocals to JayGlassDubs for the 2020 acclaimed ‘Our Reversed Uniforms’. Her live performances jump from intimate sonic liturgies to bursts of energetic and often deconstructed 90’s inspired techno.
“Gorgeous debut LP by Maria Spivak, a rawly expressive set of atmospheric, night-time synth-pop romancers channelling mystic vibes from Lena Platonos to HTRK and The Other People Place – very special stuff, indeed.” – Boomkat