With an emphasis on the emotional stream vs. a spelled out lyrical message, the West coast alt-rock/electronic-fusion collaborative independently released their EP, Mull, this month just in time to harness the chill. Fully loaded with minimalist beats and monotone echoes, the four tracks (Mull, Rocks and Paper, Waiting Like A Wolf, Gone) simultaneously dial into Massive Attack and Bonobo but have no problem standing alone as clean, original compositions.
Collaborators Alek Fin (performed, recorded), Jason Sharp (mix) Dave Cooley for Elysian Masters (mastered), and B3PO (artwork) bring us what could very well be the soundtrack for the next Matrix. Futuristic, downtempo, and melodically organized Alek Fin introduces to the indie-synth scene a fresh wave of addictive beats.
Winter in a song. Alek Fin captures the panache of coldness with his new release, Waiting Like A Wolf. And all of the song’s ghostly layers reveal a huntsman that which listeners can’t escape. The mirage of vocals over simple acoustic and soft electronics are key sounds where Fin has clearly marked his territory.
May 24 13 @ 5:40 PMYacht at Shea Stadium
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery
May 29 13 @ 6:06 PMMarina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX
May 30 13 @ 6:10 PMLee "Scratch" Perry at Le Poisson Rouge
May 31 13 @ 6:15 PMAzari & III at Highline Ballroom
Jun 07 13 @ 10:42 AMThe Govenors Ball NYC Music Festival
Aug 28 13 @ 3:55 PMVenice Film Festival