K I N O K O M A

eerie - EP


eigene gefühle in songs zu verstauen, erfordert talent. doch es erfordert bedeutend größeres talent, diese gefühle dem hörer authentisch zu vermitteln und ähnliche empfindungen herauskitzeln zu können. diesem die höchstmögliche empathie zu entlocken, sollte die größte priorität eines jeden songschreibers sein. und warum beginnt diese rezension so belehrend und hochgestochen? aus einem guten grunde: einem mann aus schweden. einem mann aus schweden und seinen freunden, der berührt und übermittelt. eric obo und seinem projekt eerie.



beginnt der opener "daybreakers" noch wie ein etwas verschlafenes slowcore-kleinod im stile von sophia, zeigt sich am ende des songs bereits die grobe richtung, der die restlichen drei songs folgen werden. gitarren brechen aus ihren fesseln, und verlieren sich in einer feedbackdominierten geräuschkulisse. "in the twinkle of an eye" macht dann aus seiner vorliebe zu 80er-shoegaze kein geheimnis mehr. der bass meandert durch die atmosphäre, geschaffen durch den hall der gitarren, die sich vor dem hörer ausbreiten, wie eine weitläufige schneebedeckte blumenwiese. 



hinter allem bewegt sich stets obos sanftes organ als tragendes element, der sich selten in den vordergrund spielt und wie im kurvenschlagenden "starting point" den slide-gitarren die melodieführung überlässt.



mit dem finalen eisbrecher "election man" ist dem schweden zum abschluss ein kleines lied für die ewigkeit gelungen. schüchtern tragen akkustik-gitarren und bitterkalte gitarrenflächen die tänzelnde bassmelodie empor, die auch noch stunden später in den gehörgängen herumgeistert und zum träumen einlädt. "the rain fell when we woke from our dreams / we got old before our time". eine kleine hymne an das zu schnelle erwachsenwerden. ein song, der, wenn er sich materialisieren könnte, eine schützender, wollener mantel wäre. eine derart vielversprechende ep lässt den wunsch nach einem album sehr laut werden. spiel es noch einmal, eric!

rote raupe
http://www.roteraupe.de/review_detail/7232


What’s cooler than an indie record label that puts out great music? One that gives it away for free.

German internet magazine Komakino started an online label that distributes full releases through their site. As their founders put it:

The aim… is to initiate change. This is why we offer every release as a free download, including artwork. Just pretend it’s “real.” Because that’s what it is. And time will prove us right.

Eerie’s self-titled EP is what recently brought the label to my attention. The project of Sweden’s Eric Obo (along with assistance from his friends), Eerie performs songs that are large in scale and atmospheric in texture. Without ever quite treading into the ethereal territories of shoegaze or space-rock, the tracks on Eerie hint at the overlapping melodic constitution that makes those genres so compelling.

Obo has a doleful, unaffected voice that carries these four songs, but it is his attention to composition and the interplay of the parts within the gestalt that gives rise to their luminosity. In short, it is a release with no miscues–an outstanding record whose only fault is its brevity.

Give a listen to the first track, “Daybreakers,” below, then head over to the Komakino site to download the whole thing. Did we mention it’s free?

The Donnybrook Writing Academy
http://godonnybrook.com/home/?p=584


Eerie is one man, Eric Obo, who splits his time between Sweden and St. Helier, Jersey in England's Channel Islands. His self-titled EP, offered here in its entirety courtesy of the generous Komakino label, is what I like to call whispercore at its finest. It opens with a straight forward acoustic track, a country-western Elliott Smith type thing, with just a hint of distortion swelling in late in the song. "In the Twinkle of an Eye" is about as upbeat as you can expect from Eerie, and equally as noisy. Which isn't much. Obo's languid vocals linger below sliding chords and gauzy guitars. Here his voice takes on a new wave air which adds an interesting dimension to the track. At the bridge he slows the pace and turns up the distortion. Coupled with this heat wave we're experiencing out here in lower California Eerie has loosened my bones and I find myself melting into my chair...Ladies and gentlemen we're slowly diving into space...

3hive
http://community.3hive.com/Post/017FCFFFF0002D79D0008001D6587


MP3: Eerie- Daybreakers from Eerie EP (Out now, Komakino)
This week’s zone out track. It’s like Elliott Smith kinda got some Codeine slowcore mashed up with his singer songwriter tendencies.

no dessert for you
http://nodessertforyou.com/


In the spirit of the season, this week’s song of the week is Election Man by Eerie.

d-mode blog
http://www.smithmediafusion.com/blog/


Singer/songwriter Eric Obo is the most important member of Eerie. He is from Gothenburg, Sweden, but for a grat part of the year he lives in St.Helier on the island Jersey. I think this must be the same Eric Obo who is part of the Swedish band The Carnation, but I'm not sure about it. What I do know is that Eerie (Eric with some of his friends) has made an EP with four songs which has been released on the netlabel of fanzine Komakino last week. You can download the four songs and the artwork from this EP for free from the website of the label.

heetstof
http://www.heetstof.eu/english/