Instead of sounding like everything else, Ekca Liena has a genuinely original and personal sound. It reminds of Textile Ranch slowed down and intricately taken to pieces, like the cogs that turn inside a pocket watch or the gentle and elegant movements of a clockwork ballerina. The notes fall delicately and gracefully mixing music box melodies with drones so lovely they would cause the sun to rise all by themselves should they be given half a chance.
In places you can hear echoes of Colleen and on the excellent Strange Dusk an ode to Ben Frost’s ability to restrain sound from crossing over into brutality but getting as close as possible without touching, can be heard in the deep throbs that bring the track to a finale.
And so it is with a plethora of releases that Ekca Liena has jumped into the limelight, having wowed those in the know last year with the now sold out but soon to be re-released Slow Music For Rapid Eye Movement.
Dan Mackenzie – Synths / drones / instruments