EASY KILL

MELANSCHOLAR (FIERCE PANDA)

EASY KILL - MELANSCHOLAR 116796
Format:
1 CD
Release:
01.12.2017
Label:
FIERCE PANDA
Kat.-Nr.:
116796
Barcode:
0735850001166
EASY KILL come from Manchester, England. They consist of Theo Tobias, Ronan Clowes, Alex Howes, Andrew Keaveney and Thomas Short.

'Melanscholar' is their debut album. The EASY KILL sound has been half-jokingly labelled doom-pop, a term which highlights the duality underpinning their music, wherein quiet thoughtful lulls are followed by louder moments of uplift or down-spiral.

Chaos then clarity.the excitement and fear of being alive. This angsty theme has been carefully honed in Easy Kill's previous releases, the ,Already Entitled" EP (2015) and the "Sermons" EP (2016).

But it hits a whole new creative apogee with the ,Melanscholar" project, which sees EASY KILL running with the concept of life in the afterlife.

With its spectral, synthetic layers and perplexed vocals "Melanscholar" is an unfathomably lovely record; modern and maudlin, like a woeful Foals blended with sad-faced post-Alt-J japery.

But this is an album which is also aware of the ghosts of the past, infused at is with the spirit of Talk Talk.

Or, in their own words... " elanscholar' follows the journey of a lost soul, trying to find its bearings in the afterlife.

The story is an allegory about growing up and learning to adapt to circumstances outside of your control.

The more Melanscholar can glean about what keeps it in this strange limbo, the greater its chance of passing through.

The album was recorded entirely at home. Musically, it is dynamic and cohesive, supporting the narrative which is unstable yet persevering.

The songs ebb and flow to match shifts in mood and place. To ensure the album's message remains ubiquitous and accessible, the band have broadened their sonic arsenal.

Using more atmospheric, warm and electronic sounds than before, they seek to immerse the listener in the unworldly landscape their ghost inhabits..."
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. HOW TO TALK (EXIT LAUGHING)
  • 1.2. PHANTOM PAIN
  • 1.3. THE CONSTANT HUM
  • 1.4. STAND INS
  • 1.5. THE LAKE
  • 1.6. GUILT TRIP TO THE MOON
  • 1.7. TWO O'CLOCK GHOST
  • 1.8. COPING HAVEN
  • 1.9. PROJECTION ROOM
  • 1.10. MORNING SON (MOVE ON)