keywords: experimental ambient drone post-rock shoegaze Sanford
label: Silber Records http://www.silbermedia.com/
“Koyl comes to Silber with five songs in five minutes, one about each finger. But are the fingers originally on one hand or are they fingers from dead men stitched together to tell tales of angst & woe? No matter, now they all are part of the one & making incredible soundscapes with a guitar & lapsteel.”
The first finger that Koyl named ‘Versus’ we get served a Buddhist temple atmosphere in which guests ring the bells for the gods in the sky to notice them. When these gods quickly come down to earth, it’s time to hear the reasonable soundtrack of yet another finger dubbed ‘Pulling the trigger’. It’s a moment of lighted incense, magic lamps and ancient wisdom, performed by fingering the strings of a snare like instrument instead of a pistol. Is this also the theme track for when someone ask you to pull their finger, with a fart as a result?
A moment of truth and revelation comes while listening to the finger titled ‘Flipping the bird’. It’s a quick melodic moment that humbles the listener down in rapid speed. It’s all going down so quick, making it hard to capture if you haven’t got a reasonable amount of attention.
Also short but effective is the next finger ‘La corde au cou’ which comes in like a dark shadowy ghost hanging close to the floor, slipping like a shine-through spirit from one corridor to another. It all happens so quick; photo proof will be hard to find.
The five fingers of this EP becomes complete with the last audio finger track of ‘Yubitsume’, a minimal funk moment with experimental sounds. It’s pretty nice but will pass by rather quick again, making me feel like it’s best to play with each of these fingers on repeat as a loop, as otherwise it just passes by like an interesting, but quickly edible snack. Get your fingerprints all over the following link and hear it for yourself: