Boomkat Product Review:
I know it sounds like a guy, but this is actually a hack-up of the name of Japanese musician Eddie Corman (who is surprisingly female... named herself after Roger Corman apparently - I like her already) and Marcon who takes care of percussion. Featuring appearances from members of the Boredoms and being touted as psychey acid-folk, you'd think you had a handle on their sound, but no - this album is a huge surprise. A beautiful and lovingly stripped down record, there is none of the troublingly indulgent pretentiousness usually associated with the scene, instead we have a classic folk record. Reminiscent of Linda Perhacs (who just popped up again on the recent Votel curated folk compilation 'Folk is not a Four Letter Word') at times, the influences seem to be culled from that glorious period of American folk music - around the early-to-mid 70s, and the recording mirrors this style with an endearing tapey warmth to it, the sort of warmth lost in the new age of 24 bit digital recording. Anyone who has been enjoying the Fonal catalogue recently will certainly find something special in this collection of forest-bound spiritual songs, highly recommended!