Boomkat Product Review:
The instrumental portion of King Midas Sound and Fennesz's spectral invocation Edition 1 now availed as a standalone release, perfect for wandering its stately, mazy corridors on solo missions.
What we said about the original release still stands (only sans vocals): Edition 1 indulges KMS's love of shoegaze, dub and textured drone dynamics across a wide-scoped 1 hour suite… expanding and elevating the group's introspective dynamic with the lofty perspective of Christian Fennesz, we're presented with an extended and closer examination of their hauntological parameters, divining their lost soul somewhere between Fennesz's ghostly guitar/electronic dimensions, and Kevin Martin's guttural, gutted sonics. Effectively they've consolidated and transcended their touchstones - Portishead, My Bloody Valentine, Thomas Köner - most impressively with the stoned dub/trap lament, 'Loving or Leaving', or in the beat-less 13 minute anaesthetisation of 'Above Water'.
Highly recommended to the night owls and smokers.