Album: LAND (Ep)
Genre: alternative, psychedelic, soundscapes
Label: Meat Fer Manners, facebook, twitter, instagram
Bitrate~Size: 320 | 56
‘Land’ is the mesmerising debut 4 track EP from new artist 'LK'. Using a loop pedal, a delay pedal, an electric guitar drowned in reverb and a medieval church, LK builds eerily ambient soundscapes to surround her unique and ethereal vocals. Lyrics become indecipherable, accented by moments of clarity, complimenting their otherworldly nature. LK isn't a musical conformist ...and you won't find her on Facebook either.
The opening track, ‘House’, is a lament for the wasted hours spent discussing perceived quandaries from within the shelter and safety of the home. It goes on to list creatures’ habitats: ‘Things that swim/ Things that run/ Things that live beneath the sun’. Nature transcends our temporality and forces us to recognise the sublime within our prosaic lives.
Following this theme, ‘Earth’ is a love letter to our planet and the human experience; the cacophony of bell-like melodies, ringing out uninterrupted, mirrors the perpetual cycle of our planet and its inhabitants.
In contrast, the penultimate track ‘Air’ discusses mortality and the vulnerability of the human body. ‘Fertile flesh/ Pink/ Gas and air.’; the body is broken down into its elements within the song just as it is in decomposition.
This memento mori has all the more impact when juxtaposed with the title (and final) track, ‘Land’. ‘Repeat to the end… Retreat to your hide… This is land.’ Within these lyrics, grounded in LK’s ethereal vocals, we are consoled by the perseverance and renewal of life long after the body is gone.
1 House 6:50
2 Earth 6:34
3 Air 7:04
4 Land 4:14