Cracks in the Real

by Acacia Carr / February 21, 2022
From the Blog / February Issue 2 0f 2

Artwork from Shin: Shadows Cast By The Midnight Oil, March 2022. Model Instagram @elli0xx

Cracks in the Real

floating on air with electronic wings

Today I’d like to introduce you to the art and sounds of Cracks in the Real, a digital instrumentalist based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Somewhere between the distant break of a hopeful dawn and the pure dark tones of the night itself is where this artist builds landscapes full of emotion and fills them with stories in words unsung.

“What, do you imagine that I would take so much trouble and so much pleasure in writing, do you think that I would keep so persistently to my task, if I were not preparing – with a rather shaky hand – a labyrinth into which I can venture, into which I can move my discourse… in which I can lose myself and appear at last to eyes that I will never have to meet again. I am no doubt not the only one who writes in order to have no face. Do not ask who I am and do not ask me to remain the same: leave it to our bureaucrats and our police to see that our papers are in order. At least spare us their morality when we write.”

– Foucault

Artwork by Cracks in the Real

Artwork by Cracks in the Real

Track listing for Shin / Artwork by Cracks in the Real


A Brief Chat with the Artist

What artists or genres would you say your work is influenced by?
Cracks in the Real is influenced by Pornography era The Cure filtered through late 90’s warp records.

What recent challenges have you faced as an artist?
Making a concept album without lyrics!

What are the future goals for Cracks in the Real?
Currently I am focused on releasing Alef, the third and final installment of the trilogy of records I’m working on. The first album of the Trilogy is Mem: Twilight Adorations for an Audience of One and was released in 2021. Shin is the 2nd album and Alef will complete the series.

Upcoming Shows
There will be an album release party for Shin on April 1 – Baton Rouge, LA The Onyx.

How can your fans best support you?
Listen to my songs. Follow what I post. Pay attention.


Cracks in the Real

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@cracksinthereal on Instagram

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