qariaq is the moniker of Bristol-based, self taught, sound maker Esther CG. Baritone guitar, kalimba, vocals and a host of guitar pedals are emulsified, creating transcending wild soundscapes layered with dissonance and avant-garde pop sounds.
Since a debut performance at last year’s ArcTanGent, qariaq has been gaining momentum. As well as supporting the likes of Natalie Evans and Jakabol, A 4 track ep was released, weaving sounds both melodic and angular into unconventional structures, receiving positive reviews and a feature in the limelight section of Prog magazine.
“Haunting, often unsettling, immersive” – Prog Magazine
“Immerses listeners into these startling soundscapes that will be sure to surprise” – Divide & Conquer”