VAILA is the second mini-album (after the Vague Pure Affection E.P.) about the Shetland island of Vaila. A remote inhabited island in the North Sea with an ancient castle and many unexplained mysteries in its history.
„Enlivened by epic orchestrations and sprinkled with autumnal melancholy […] gentle, haunting and beautiful vocals.“ Rolling Stone
„Out of the ordinary, because of the singer’s particular breath. Whatever the tempo, he lives each track with a subtle intensity.“ Tsugi Mag
„Inspired by his vulnerable dreams, we’re overwhelmed by the beauty of „Ultraviolet“, the opener, as well as the intoxicating „Into The Flow“ and „Thai Clothes […] Escape with Konstantin Schimanowski’s sublime new EP.“ Les Oureilles curieuses
„Diving inside the colorful light […] It sounds wide and big – almost like film music.“ Badische Zeitung
„A magnificent beauty, shock infatuation included.“ Frizz Magazin
Konstantin Schimanowskis debut E.P. Vague Pure Affection is a love letter to an island in the deep north of Europe. The little Shetland island of Vaila. It is a sprawling collection of lush and airy songs, showcasing the artist talent in both songwriting and production. The music seems to drift high above the ground and Schimanowski’s voice breaks out of every pattern introduced – liberating itself the most in the E.P’s fourth track „Crossing the Bridge“, where it leaps with bold passion into another space. The artwork is created by renowned danish-ukranian artist Sergei Sviatchenko.