Just lately I have been really drawn towards several lo-fi ambient artists i'm not sure what has brought about this sea change in my psyche. However when they are of the quality of this guy i'm not complaining , sure we are a little late to the ball regarding Alek. However his debut e.p that dropped Dec 1st entitled Mull is such a quality body of work encompassing everything that's good about this genre.Just enough instrumentation to warm you to each track yet still allow you room to breathe in the stunning vocal its as vast as it is sparse. Sometimes i feel that i read too much into music and it spoils my enjoyment. I'm trying not to sound like a pretentious up his own arse journo here but unless you adore music with a passion you could easily miss the sheer brilliance of Alek. Anyway let me tell you give you a little cut and paste biog
His name is Alek Fin, and he’s an electronic musician and producer based in Thousand Oaks, California. A good initial reference is his track 'Waiting Like A Wolf'
‘Waiting Like A Wolf’ is off his 4-track ‘Mull EP’, released on December 1st.
The 405 described it as “four tracks of delicate, spaced-out vibes – you know, that minimal electronic aesthetic that cleanses your soul. Not too dissimilar from Thom Yorke’s more left-field shenanigans.”
Pigeons and Planes said of it “the negative space is one of the most important elements, and leaving that room to breathe allows the songs on this EP to unfold like scenes in a movie. In only four songs, all under six minutes, the EP swells, sinks, floats, and erupts with a finely-tuned consciousness.”
He also recently received his first UK radio play via Radio 1′s Phil Taggart.
Influenced by the likes of Nicolas Jaar, Flying Lotus, and James Blake, Alek Fin got his breakthrough with a winning entry for Philip Selway of Radiohead’s “Beyond Reason Remix Contest”. He has another fairly high profile fan in the guise of Jay-Z, who featured ‘Waiting Like A Wolf’ on his Life+Times blog.
You can listen to the whole e.p HERE It’s stunning as I said earlier and i will definitely be following him closely through 2013.
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