"kaleidoscopic in nature, dipping from serenity to dissociation and back again, math’s compositions are washed in a mist neither future nor past. the electro endeavour is a dreamy ascension itself, a wandering trail of far-away melodies and fog."
-sunni johnson, wussy mag
as absolute fantasy, math erao (they / she) has a flair for reconciling energies both ecstatic and melancholy into surreal sonic vignettes. healing & dealing brings together five new works of song and photograph that vividly trace a restorative wave of personal affirmation and self-determination. pronounced in her work, whether music, photography, writing, or graphic design, is a lifelong practice in culling the disparate as a means of exploring the stories laid gleaming upon their intersections. we welcome this chapter in math's journey as part of our own and are proud to introduce healing & dealing in her own words:
"my work, whether aural or visual, is about pulling together disparate elements and making them work. sounds i’ve recorded, images I’ve captured, half-finished songs and half-realized concepts. healing & dealing brings together five songs from 2018-2020 and five images from 2019-2020. the images are all from southern california, the songs a mix of those begun in central florida and southern california. following a collection of songs that i started in 2016 as i was working through my gender and sexuality while trying to tap into a new musical palette, this ep represents a second wave of exploration and discovery, one that found me more confident in my personal and artistic life. as with all of my endeavors, however, i still found myself unable to take one path. in the end, i decided to combine what i once considered the results of multiple projects under my existing absolute fantasy banner. in doing so, i realized all that was needed to unify them was my own intent."
healing & dealing is our first release on compact disc. each mail order comes with one of five photo prints, taken by math, corresponding to a track on the album.
released March 11, 2021
artwork and layout by math erao
all songs written and recorded by math erao
mastered by adam mcdaniel at drop of sun studios in asheville, nc