Sylvan Esso (CD)


Sylvan Esso

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Amoeba Review

05/12/2014

Sylvan Esso is the project of Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn. As it happens, they're from Durham, NC and make lovely electronic pop music born of a happenstance remix collaboration. Meath, whose previous project Mountain Man was a sort of Appalachian vocal trio take on something Bjorkish, handles all vocal duties here and her smokey avian tones are exquisite, a highlight on a purely sonic level, just good sounds. Sanborn, bassist for Megafaun, a band successfully mining the possiblities of electronic and folk intermingling to epic psychedelic effect, handles presumably all of the electronic elements here, elements which appear to exist only to support Meath. The music is sparse and persistently rhythmic, occasionally becoming groove oriented but often residing in a zone familiar to particularly soulful marching band renditions. Caught somewhere between post-Dilla Madlib-isms and The Knife, the electronic elements are for the end of the party, after Robyn has already played and we want to get sentimental. A fascinating debut.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Hey Mami
Sylvan Esso 03:20
2.
Dreamy Bruises
Sylvan Esso 04:08
3.
Could I Be
Sylvan Esso 04:39
4.
Wolf
Sylvan Esso 03:15
5.
Dress
Sylvan Esso 03:49
6.
H.S.K.T.
Sylvan Esso 04:17
7.
Coffee
Sylvan Esso 04:29
8.
Uncatena
Sylvan Esso 04:15
9.
Play It Right
Sylvan Esso 03:04
10.
Come Down
Sylvan Esso 02:57

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