Boomkat Product Review:
‘Suicide By Sun’ marks the beautifully rapturous return of Erik Kowalski’s Casino vs Japan to heavenly realms of shoegaze and ambient electronica...
Arriving 20 years since his acclaimed self-titled début (we’re still waiting on a vinyl edition!) left its indelible impression, Erik Kowalski reprises an inimitable, expansive sound that keens with the dissonant lushness of MBV and evokes the nostalgic allure of classic BoC, yet somehow retains a patented watermark of shimmering qualities that is patently Casino Vs Japan, no matter what angle you view it form.
“Suicide By Sun accrued across countless home studio sessions, slowly sequenced into four sides of narcotic reverberation, reflective loops, and dream-soaked delay. Guitar gestures refract into twilit horizons; hymnal drones swell and shimmer; smeared notes sway like lullabies of quiet communion. This is pensive, patient, personal music, mapped with feeling and finesse by storied hands.”