“The sixth and most diaphanous layer of the earth’s atmosphere, the Tremosphere is home to sound waves of eerie and unusual frequency, curious and wonderful radio transmissions long feared lost and the mysterious spectral presence of the spirits that seemingly alight there amidst its vaporous, ethereal mists.”
Tremosphere is the cross-continental duo of Sylvia Solanas (lead vocals, spoken word) and Bipolar Explorer co-founder Michael Serafin-Wells (guitars, bass, organ, synth, tape loops, backing vocals, spoken word, percussion).
Featuring Serafin-Wells’s signature post-rock, shoegaze-y guitars and Ms. Solanas’s breathy alto vocals, their sound is a kind of NYC dreampop seasoned with a dash of French wanderlust.
After the release of their debut single, Lost & Found (April 2018 -Slugg Records) the band double-released both their debut full-length album, Interiors and a follow-up second single – their post-rock cover of Joy Division’s She’s Lost Control – on February 15, 2019.
WFMU debuted tracks from Interiors the very weekend of its release, with Jeffrey Davison pronouncing it “simply gorgeous” and Carol Crow “a lovely debut.” The album version of Lost & Found became something of a breakout for the group with indie radio from German’s TSFC, the UK’s Radio Wigwam and Canada’s wonderful Perfect Pitch podcast making it a staple in their rotations by Spring 2019 adding the band’s signature cover of She’s Lost Control shortly thereafter. Fellow Canadian broadcasters, KB Indie Radio, followed suit, also bringing Spirits, the album’s second track, into its own heavy rotation. In June, making their LA radio debut, Highwire Daze’s Brett Miller enthused “get out your headphones – this is music for contemplation and inspiration.”
In addition to her work as the band’s lyricist and lead singer, Ms Solanas is a photographer and filmmaker of some note. The arresting cover images of both Interiors and She’s Lost Control among them, as well as the series of videos the band released over the spring and summertime of 2019 in support of their debut. From the electric flash-pot imagery (and her charismatic on- camera presence) of the aforementioned She’s Lost Control, to the dreamy video collage work of Present Silence and the breathtaking sea and skyscape twists and turns of Hidden Fortress (filmed in one long continuous eight-minute shot along California’s famous Highway 1), Ms. Solanas demonstrates her unique talent and keen eye, perfectly supporting the music itself while adding an unforgettable visual signature. A fourth video, also shot by Ms. Solanas, of the more traditional live-action variety, finds the duo live in studio performing May Day, the fifth track on Interiors.
On December 4th, 2019, Sylvia released her first collection of poems – Poèmes (The Ginger Press) – published together with some of her original black and white landscape photography and including a pair of works that inspired, in part, two of the songs on Interiors, itself.
With a third single completed, a sweeping post-rock cover of The Velvet Underground’s All Tomorrow’s Parties, released on May 8th, the band are at work on their second album, Interiors follow up.
INTERIORS and the band’s three singles are available on Slugg Records.