Saturday, May 18, 2013

REVIEW: Ekin Fil - S/T

9 out of 10

Music that chaperons you to the most beautifully-warm/pacifying environment possible is always embraced. A ballet of sounds that bring your mind not only to ease, but with more focus as well will glide you to the most desired place on earth. Let this happen when you listen to Ekin Fil, honestly you won't really have a choice.

I'll be honest, I don't know a lot about Ekin Fil other than her real name is Ekin Üzeltüzenci, she operates out of Turkey, and she's on a terrific label (Students Of Decay), that and she sounds a lot like Grouper* (which I like, cuz I Love Grouper--who doesn't?). *Although Ekin's music is indeed very similar to that of Ms. Harris', there's also an element of deeper aqueous desire there too I think. 'Ekin Fil' is heavily layered/reverberated guitar/meets minimal acoustic with a hint of white noise & a humming/buzzing minimal synth sounds, On top of really goreous music lay's Ekin's voice, which will make you feel safe & warm w/open heart. You wont want to leave the confines of this absolute stunner of a debut..

For Grouper fans this release is a no-brainer. For fans of Aqua-Dream-Drone-Folk aka Ambient music; also a no-brainer. If you're looking for a new lullaby, look no further. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Standout Tracks: Father (∞), Two Stars (als∞), Sea Holly (alsals∞), On Vanity, May, Forever (forever.)

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