Boomkat Product Review:
Istanbul’s master of haunting spectral pop alchemically weaves a collection of unfinished odds and ends into precious material on ‘Koma’, allowing her sounds to drape, almost unstructured, with an effortless intangibility that’s drawing us in much closer than her more maudlin, crafted song-writing style, with results comparable to Deathprod and, unavoidably, Grouper
“Istanbul based Ekin Fil (real name Ekin Uzeltuzenci) has been making her unique style of haunting drone-pop since 2007 and "KOMA" is her first release on Stockholm based imprint Possible Motive. "KOMA" and its 8 tracks slowly drifts through nocturnal scenery and tape saturated shadowy vocals. Sounds of dark, eerie soundscapes. A production that seems to exist somewhere in a twilight zone.
"KOMA is an album which is based on the combination of separate songs made in various times in the last two years. Songs that sometimes include unwanted noises caused by my broken sound card, songs that I left unfinished with the intention of finishing later. The sleepy and still mood that's all over the 8 tracks may be the response to the hard times that I was not able to react sober to until recently."
Ekin has been releasing albums on LP/digital and cassette formats on American and European labels under her moniker Ekin Fil since 2007. She was awarded "Best Original Film Music" for her first Soundtrack "Kaygi" at SIYAD, 2017 and "Best Film Music" for the Soundtrack of "Korfez - The Gulf" at Turkisches Film Festival in Frankfurt, 2018.
"The hypnotic quality of Ekin Fil's music is buttressed by her haunting voice, but the effect is much more complex than that description might suggest. Her sounds keep a careful, beguiling distance, as if the original source of each note is less important than the echoing trail it leaves behind." — Pitchfork”