ECKER, KOENRAAD - ILL FARES THE LAND (LP)


"In the epic opener, Ecker shows his compositional chops through an impressive mix of blacked-out electronics and horror-filled cello passages. Later sparse beats end up in a death spiral, competing with the moaning voice of Ecker's cello scrawl and bleak electronics that fill all the empty cracks. Rich textures overload the senses until there's nowhere else to hide except the dense electronics of "Kurtz." Later, White noise builds from short crackles into cavernous rhythms that become a funeral march for the broken and alone. Machines come to life only to be shuddered when the electricity is cut and all that's left are growling, harmonic scarpes: "Ill Fares The Land" will certainly leave a mark." (label info) for fans of Mika Vainio and Joachim Nordwall. fine debut release
in stock | US| 2014| DIGITALIS | 17.90


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