Ekin Fil “Captain”

ekin-fil_captainEkin Fil has always offered glimpses.  Moments that caught my ear and stuck with me happened with a feeling of inevitability, but her overall statements, the entirety of her albums were missing something.  I don’t know if the same will be true with her upcoming tape, Wind Is Near, on Sacred Phrases, but “Captain” is one of those glimpses.  The song appears suddenly from a cloud of nothingness, digging its despondent claws deep into the skin.  Laconic sonic gestures suggest a fleeting interest the emotional state of those listening through the ether, but the repeated melancholic chords leave a bright red mark.

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