Saturday, 14 March 2015

Embla - Teleport EP

Trip-folk electrothoughts for lovers of Snowpoet and Native Dancer - this new EP from Embla is spacey and sweet, somewhere on that line between alternative pop and improvised music.

London based 4-piece Embla are Emilia Mårtensson (whom you may know from the MOBO winning Kairos 4tet), Rory Simmons (Brass Mask, Jamie Cullum), Native Dancer's Jonathan Harvey, and Vula Viel's Dave De Rose.

Non-ironic synths, driving percussion, vocal lines that dance in the air. The ethereal layers of Simmons' trumpet really give this EP a unique sound, and the songcraft really suits this alien sonic environment that the four of them have created. Dave De Rose mixed the Native Dancer EP too, and the style is here - it's more airy than the Native Dancer stuff, but his love of space is still clear, and fits the material perfectly. (Also, if you haven't checked out his Sick Tapes series on Mixcloud, do.)

The EP is available to download from Bandcamp: