Drosophelia is the solo project of Igor Zinken (1981, the Netherlands).
After having spent over two decades writing indistinct personal material alongside contributing to various musical groups, soundtracks and audio software, the desire arose to focus on a purely individual outlet.
With this newfound purpose of sculpting a cohesive aesthetic also came the aspiration to express a private voice; "these are my observations, for whoever listens".
Whether stated through a solely instrumental narrative or phrased in a song; Drosophelia became the identity providing this channel.
The ethos of Drosophelia is to make music by any means necessary, which implies that any sound source is considered an instrument.
While Drosophelia's music features both acoustic and electronic instruments, it also revolves around the use of handwritten audio processing software, often built for the occassion.
These sources form a palette from which a single "aural painting" can be created, unifying all the individual layers regardless of whether they are organic or synthetic in origin.
Apart from being neurotic about details such as the placement and tuning of individual percussive sounds, there is a continued study of unorthodox scales and time signatures, all to gather more functional tools.
Each release may feature specific types of equipment more than others, or is written having a specific palette in mind.
As such, these are often built around a specific sound; whether it is an instrument, newly created processor or a tonality, the sum of the parts combining to set the tone of the release.
The narrative of Exuvia observes that the human desire to belong is driven by herd behaviour rather than individual investment towards shaping a personal identity.
Imago is the first release to feature custom plugins, in this case the Regrader delay which is audible throughout the album.