December 18, 2018

Crevice — In Heart

Crevice cover art

Let us introduce you a new Irish malt from the city of Cork in south-west Ireland of course, Crevice! Strong taste, airy melodies and the expected winds that carry thrills from the Atlantic ocean and crush on that beautiful country’s rocky shores.

Crevice is a collaboration between three well-established Cork musicians. Irene Buckley is one half of Wry Myrrh and has composed for theater and film. Elaine Howley is a member of The Altered Hours and Morning Veils, and Roslyn Steer who also plays in the latter, performs solo, and co-runs the KantCope label. In Heart LP via Fort Evil Fruit record label is their first release and it uses layers of vocals, synths, and electronics to craft a rich, wide-ranging sound with elements of pop and darkwave in an immersive ambiance.

Crevice Pic
Photo courtesy of Crevice.

Despite these elements, the band is not dark at all–they mostly lend romantic and deep, airy elements and chords from the darkwave streams, mounting them on their synthetic musings, which the ladies shape into electronic, synthesized and a bit ethereal pop chants. Beautiful music which holds quite a lot from the country’s musical heritage, narrative and deep songs that may fill the room like real malt.

They mostly work on light and targeted arrangements, never loading many channels, and always letting the music to go along easily with their skilled and beautiful vocals. The opening track Anchorless is a good example of their craft: A melodic, deep and cagey song, here it is!

But the album also hides songs like this one, Endless Bliss, a freestyle-electronics tune where some industrial oriented sonic manners are blended with spoken word-listen here-chants alike. Very impressive, and a quite interesting track on the streams of contemporary electronic music!

 

On January 17 Crevice published the video edit of Anita’s Altar, with footage by Carolyn Collier who is responsible for the album’s cover art too. This is a quite “introspective” and a bit of a pagan musical offering. What’s amazing about this band is that they never follow clearly one genre throughout a song, but rather blend or subtract some elements according to their artistic/musical imagery. If you think that you hear some industrial ambient music in that song, you’re right. If I told you that I also hear some extremely processed and pitched-down Irish chant, would you follow me too? That’s the ace and the deal with Crevice, they crack short slits and you may lay on the salty rocks and let the air whisper their songs. Unique!

Here’s the link to the LP where you may throw some love too!

 

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Written by Mike D.

 

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Hey people I'm Mike D from Athens GR (43). I'm a sound engineer, radio producer, and certainly a music "freak." I couldn't be anything else, you see: I grew up in a musical home (my father was a composer), and wanted to be a rock-star but wasn't patient enough to study music. Instead, I studied the technical stuff and went really "nuts" when I started writing articles about the bands and artists I love. It all started back in 2002 in a printed magazine (Sound Maker - RIP) and I still do it because I really like sharing my libraries, discotheque, info, connections, knowledge, and all. I'm involved in all "waves" music (new wave/darkwave/post-punk/shoegaze), punk, industrial, EBM, alternative rock, indie, electronic, avant-garde/ experimental/ freestyle...but on the other hand I can easily throw a classical CD in the player, or a jazzy tune, or...ok you get it: Music! I'd like to read your comments on my writing because you know how it goes, and you all know the glorious song by Placebo,"Without You I'm Nothing"...Thanx and enjoy Freedom and Music, Loud!
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