Boomkat Product Review
Liz Harris (Grouper) and Ilyas Ahmed’s ‘Visitor’ EP appeared to little fanfare in an edition of only three hundred and fifty copies, so it’s fantastic to finally see it available digitally to those of us not so quick on the draw. The two artists have an unsurpassed synergy, weaving each of their sounds together in an indefinable foggy harmony. Ahmed’s pained, singular axe wrangling is distant and hollow, while Harris’s vocals are clearer than ever as she traces lines back to classic British folk music without haphazardly treading on anything untoward in the process. There’s something about both artists’ output that is decidedly outsider, and while ‘Visitor’ is an inclusive, unashamedly heartfelt record, we never get the sense that either artist is pandering to the desires of anyone but themselves. Unmissable.