Updated: Aug 22
So glad to see this reach the light of day -- here we have a collection of beautifully atmospheric, melodically moving worx by the PG's own Eric Thorfinnson!
Eric is best known as the main-brain behind TO progressive metal band, Autocatalytica, but here we find Ethorf in a bit of a departure from what we've come to expect and, hoo-boy, this one delivers big in the form of unique and evolved compositions w/ a distinctly "artpop" sensibility.
From electro-based gems to acoustic folk, this grouping of songs is mighty diverse, offering much in the way of contrast. Even tho it's more of a compilation of Eric's one-offs over the past year, w/ each piece standing tall on its own merits, there is still a fluidity here that makes for a unified listening experience. In addition to Eric's stellar guitar playing, haunting vocal arrangements & audio production, on three tracks we may also hear an additional vocal dimension brought to the fore by collaborator, Amy Carstensen. Listen for yourself right here:
This is music that can be appreciated on so many levels, transcending the idiom of pop/folk and gently busting mental barriers as it plays. A truly gorgeous piece of artstuffs that I hope will find its way into your digital collection. Not to be missed, imho.
Fave track (keep listenin' on rpt): "BuntsWhip"