Ekin Fil: Heavy tape (No Kings, 2016)

April 12, 2016 at 8:19 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Ekin Fil: Heavy tape

Ekin Fil: Heavy tape

“Still Numbers” pulled me in, so I had to check out the rest of this tape. It’s like Grouper but more windswept, or caught up in a whirlpool. Or even lost down a well. Endlessly echoing vocals and guitars, but with a few cosmic star trails following the voices down. It’s heavy, but not in a way that feels weighted down. It’s heavy with things that are not tangible. In some ways, it’s as dark and suffocating as any noise or metal album you could name. And yet it’s so spacious. Is it possible to be claustrophobic while floating in a cloud? What if it’s a storm cloud? I don’t know, it’s frightening to think about. This album is stunning.

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