Shedir is Sardinian ambient producer Martina Betti and
Before the Last Light is Blown is her 3rd full-length. The
album follows her two previous collections released by
French-Canadian shadow ambient imprint Cyclic Law.
Betti's output has been strongly shaped by the juxtapositional
nature of the island she calls home. A beautiful
Mediterranean island that is also home to a petroleum
refinery's and its significantly haunting presence. There
is conflict in that ideal, and Betti's music has always
displayed a sense of beauty, yet with ominous undertones.
With Before the Last Light is Blown, Betti
focused on the transience of life as a means of inspiration.
It is human nature to move forward, consume, and
always reach the next goal and to never give much
thought to the briefness of our time here. The impermanence
of life may seem like a dark topic, but to the
contrary, pausing to think of such brevity could allow us
to see the beauty we are missing in our endless need to
fulfill and consume. Betti takes us to a dark place only
to show us the beauty within, a vital constant in her
output as shedir. Learn more about shedir