Monday, November 1, 2010
Sacred Animals - Welcome Home EP
Sacred Animals is the moniker, though not a whole lot else is known about the man behind the atmospheric tunes that make up debut EP Welcome Home. Bon Iver, Thom Yorke, Grizzly Bear and Midlake are cited as influences, and that frames his sound pretty nicely, but it has its own unique aura about it. The vocals are certainly Yorke-esque, particularly on opener 'Wired, Islands' while the subtle instrumental swells and flourishes that characterise these tracks are worthy of Ed Droste and co. It's not the most immediate stuff, but this EP is really starting to grow on me now (admittedly, i had the exact same slow-burn experience with Grizzly Bear). There's a real evocative quality to these tunes and some immaculate attention-to-detail.
Just Like A Drummer wrote a great blog post about the EP here: http://likeadrummer.wordpress.com/2010/08/20/sacred-animals-welcome-home-2010/
This is my favourite track from the EP:
Chosen Seed by The Delphi Label