Mnemosyne Productions — the company owned/operated since 2003 by partners Ihsahn (EMPEROR frontman) and wife Ihriel (real name: Heidi S. Tveitan; PECCATUM) — has announced that the first digital single from the new album from Ihriel's STAROFASH solo project is now available on iTunes. The track titled "The World Spins for You" is taken from "The Thread", which is due in Europe on March 24 (one day later in North America). The CD will include collaborations with the German musician and composer Markus Reuter and the Japanese cyber-punk writer Kenji Siratori. Musically this album "is a continuation of my earlier work, but with more focus on the compelling melody over a changeable sonic landscape and with more experimental instrumentation," says Heidi.
STAROFASH's debut album, "Iter.Viator" (2002), was described in a press release as "a poetic and graceful drama, a melancholic movement over strings, guitars, keyboards, drums and voices, echoing CURRENT 93, early DEAD CAN DANCE and CRAIG ARMSTRONG soundtracks. This album pushes the boundaries of traditional genre categorization and instrument usage, while remaining true to a soulful pattern that is Heidi S. Tveitan's alone. 'Iter.Viator' also presents guest appearances by members of EMPEROR and ULVER."
Mnemosyne Productions was established as an outlet for Ihsahn and Ihriel's musical collaborations as well a place for new talent and innovative artists.