Mull is a delicately rendered EP that perfectly marries a grounded sense of history with the vastness of future possibility. Alek Fin has crafted a stunning EP with Mull. From the entrancing album art to the songs themselves, this feels like a complete and fully realized work. In four songs Alek Fin manages to say more than some producers-turned-artists can in three records. It's haunting, calming, and inspiring in equal measure during its strongest moments, like the slow-burning title track and the crackling nervous energy of "Gone", Mull's outstanding final track. The only moments that...
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debitore del Thom Yorke solista nella giusta misura - difficile negare le somiglianze, impossibile liquidarlo come semplice epigono - il producer di Los Angeles Alek Fin realizza il suo nuovo EP Mull con quattro brani di elettronica vibrante e malinconica: Mull - EP by ALEK FIN
Pulsierende, leicht entrückte Schwingungen und diese - ihr kennt die ja - gewisse Ästhetik der Minimalelectronica, die sogar Jay-Z begeisterte, der 'Waiting Like A Wolf' auf seinem Life+Times Blog postete. Ich sage das nicht, weil es mich irgendwie beeindrucken würde. Ich bin ja versucht, das jetzt irgendwie mit Thom Yorkes Solokram zu vergleichen. Thanks for reading, check out itstoolong for more Indie music!
Der Kalifornier Alek Fin bietet Easy Listening im Entspannungsfeld von James Blake, How To Dress Well und Readiohead. Alek Fin lässt sich u.a. von Nicolas Jaar, Flying Lotus oder James Blake inspirieren und spickt die eigenen, sensiblen Produktionen noch mit einer Prise Radiohead und How To Dress Well. Musik macht er schon länger, doch erst 'Waiting Like A Wolf' verhalf ihm zu Resonanz in der Blogosphäre. Inzwischen zählen auch Hochkaräter wie Jay-Z zu seinen Fans. Auf dessen Life+Times-Blog feierte der Song Ende letzten Jahres Premiere. [...]
Monday Music’s the one weekly post wherein Some Of It Was True! drops its London-only rule Luis Bacalov & Rocky Roberts - Django The soundtracks of Tarantino films are unstintingly brilliant, and the score for Django Unchained is no different; I know because Quentin has introduced the whole thing , track by brilliant track, on the Little Steven's Underground Garage radio show. The director clearly likes the sound of his own voice, but it's fascinating [...]
Alek Fin is giving away 2 remixes of tracks from his debut EP, Mull , which dropped earlier this month. Fully stream the EP (highly recommended) here & get your digital copy on iTunes . Waiting Like A Wolf (Robot Koch remix) // download Rocks in Paper (501 remix) // download
In the opening seconds of this "Waiting Like A Wolf" remix, German producer Robot Koch makes the bass throb like a hungry heart. He certainly draws from Alek Fin 's original ghostliness — the entire thing seems possessed by an eerie kind of energy — but he also builds upon it, stretching his imagination farther than the eye can see. Like a living, breathing organism, the track grows, develops and stutters through a number of kinetic and jarring phases. Utilizing a variety of sounds and beats, Koch creates moments of endless gloom, uncontrollable mania, and even otherworldly [...]
LA-based Alek Fin recently released an EP titled Mull that was 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. Here fellow beat-artisan and LA-type DJ 501 has served up a remix of 'Rocks in Paper' with some intriguing effects - go get this 405 exclusive all over your face. You can also stream the entire EP here .
Last month we featured Los Angeles electronic artist Alek Fin , calling his single " Waiting Like A Wolf " frenetic yet so calming. The same can actually be said about his entire Mull EP, which came out just a few weeks ago. From start to finish it's very ambient and lulling, but don't mistake its quietness for monotony — there's hardly ever a dull or uninspired moment. Its sensitive, warm aura is complemented nicely by the sprinkling of little quirky surprises that jump out at you briefly. The result is an exquisite four-track collection that you [...]
Los Angeles-based electronic musician Alek Fin just released debut record Mull. The four-song EP features the haunting, moody "Waiting Like A Wolf." Download the track below. "Waiting Like A Wolf" (download):
Dream pop duo GEMS drop off their latest, the beautifully melodic "All I Ever". Recorded in a deserted beach town this past October on North Carolina's Outer Banks there's a rhythm, space and consistency to the track that reminds of the steady pulse of waves against an empty beach. Great track. GEMS - All I Ever GEMS ( Official ) Rating 8.4
I had an evening flight back home that departed just as dusk was setting. As the plane ascended, the sun began its descent behind the horizon. And even though the light was fading, the sun seemed inexplicably radiant as if it was radioactive, about to bleed its brilliant shades of red and orange across the sky. There are moments in life that cannot in any way be honestly, or accurately, described with words. These are the types of moments that need to be seen in order to be truly expressed. This sunset was one of those moments. It was one [...]
Electronic artist Alek Fin released his new EP Mull this past weekend and now has put it up in full. On this one, Fin slowly builds rolling soundscapes that erupt and drop all in the right places. It is the perfect listen for putting on your headphones and traveling to another place in your mind. You can find the four-song EP on iTunes .
Alek Fin's masterful four-track Mull EP may have come a bit late in 2012, but it would surely make any deserving end-of-the year list for the best EP's. Unfortunately, B&B doesn't have one. So we can just assume it'd be up there for now. You can stream the entire EP below, or grab Mull on iTunes .
L.A. electronic artist Alek Fin just dropped his new "Mull" EP which the whole of we're bumping pretty steady up in b3 HQ. The In Rainbows -esque "Rocks In Paper" is our choice track from the set. Give it your attention. Alek Fin - Rocks in Paper Alek Fin ( Facebook ) Rating 8.3
In 2012, electronic music played a huge role in the mainstream, but it was often in the more experimental leaning sounds where things got interesting. Instead of the in-your-face synths and that notorious drop, Alek Fin chooses to go the route of guys like James Blake and Nicolas Jaar. On his Mull EP, 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 [...]
'Waiting Like a Wolf' is the first single off of ALEK FIN 's upcoming Mull EP. It's one of those songs where listening to the first 10 seconds of it is enough to lure you in completely... and by the end you'll be glad you did. ALEK FIN is a Thousand Oaks, CA based electronic musician and producer. He has been putting out music for a few years now but it wasn't until this track that his name started to echo around the blogosphere. This seems like the classic case of an artist needing some time to find his/her [...]
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There's something so frenetic, yet so calming about "Waiting Like A Wolf," a passionately haunting track from new LA electronic artist Alek Fin . Its many organic elements seem to gradually billow up like ghostly smoke clouds and float in — snapping, ticking, shivering at all the right moments — only to fade out into a muted oblivion. Its crystalline fragility calls to mind James Blake , while its somber aura is reminiscent of Eraser -esque Thom Yorke . Be sure to keep your eye on Alek Fin via Facebook . [...]