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Balam AcabFrom:  Pennsylvania

Members: Alec Koone 

Background:

If the archetypal witch house sound is of dark atmospheric pads manipulated by enigmatic hooded figures, then consider Alec Koone aka Balam Acab one of the innovators of the genre. His See Birds EP released last year canonised him into the genre. Its title track was a mix of sinister industrial synths and trademark RnB squeaky vocals.

His latest EP Wander/Wonder continues to show how innovative he is. Water samples segue through all of its tracks. It’s a record that should be listened in one cohesive go rather than in its separate songs. There’s an optimism about songs like the soulful ‘Apart’, the sensual ‘Motion’ and the Kria Brekkan like ‘Now Time’ and ‘Apart’ which set Koone apart from his hooded contemporaries.

Download: Wander/Wonder

Similar To: Burial, Washed Out, How to Dress Well, Salem and Zola Jesus.

Links: www.myspace.com/thebalamacab

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