The latest envelope-pushing visionary to join the Pan roster is Queens-based artist Eartheater. With a name like that one comes to IRISIRI expecting a metal band, and though Eartheater’s music tends more towards the turbulent electronics of Aisha Devi and Alice Glass this LP also has a whiff of the electro-industrialism of, say, Nine Inch Nails. The rock influence brings IRISIRI into the orbit of recent drops by Hirakish, Zola Jesus and IVVVO.
CD £9.99 PAN086CD
CD on PAN.
Vinyl LP £15.99 PAN086LP
LP on PAN. Mastered by Rashad Becker at D&M, featuring photography by Elise Gallant.
- Includes download code
10/10 Richard 14th January 2019
Finally it's arrived. The digital version has been out for about 6 months, and the vinyl has been much delayed, but I couldn't wait, so bought a download, and now have picked up the vinyl too (which includes a d/l). The packaging is great - printed inner sleeve, foldout poster, and the pressing is lovely, so worth the wait.
The record itself is probably my album of 2018. Not too sure how to do it justice, but it sounds like a cross between Coil, Bjork, Kate Bush, Mary Lattimore, and Nine Inch Nails. I think. What I do know is that it worms it's way into your head. There, at first appearance, seems to be a lot going on, and there is, but after a while its settles, and sticks, and becomes ridiculously catchy. And with each listen something new reveals itself. The alien sounds at the beginning of 'Inkling' for example, which I missed on the first few listens now seem an indispensable element of the track's mechanisms.
It's rare that an artist seems to do something utterly new and captivating, but this third Eartheater album does just that. Just check out the video for 'Inclined'. "I like to customise my style" indeed. Brilliant!
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