EKIN FIL

Being Near

(Helen Scarsdale - HMS038) LP $15.00

Had the titular contest in Guy Maddin’s The Saddest Music In The World not been rigged from the outset, Turkey could have delivered an impeccable contestant in Ekin Fil. For many years now, her spectral dream-pop deconstructions hold a thousand-yard stare of an inconsolable melancholy. A Proustian obsession with rain-soaked melodies from the British Isles blossomed into a foundation for her own art, and Being Near stands as the pinnacle in her luminous career, with elegantly simple arrangements for guitar and electronics saturated in cavernous reverb, whose semi-mystical blur extends well into the vocal melodies.