You know that feeling when browsing Discogs for some new music to stave of the dreariness of reality for a while, and you stumble upon something that just hits all your buttons and fancies, even some you didn’t even know you had? Some new piece of music and art that just makes you feel excited, and fills your mind and heart with some emotion, joy I think it is called, even the thought that something like this could even exist fills you with mirth.
The Compass Rose and Ekhein does this to me.
Returning two years later with their isolated samples and weird sound, and the lovely unforgettable monochrome voice, The Simulation District is the second release, still on Ekhein. This time there is not so much focus on creating more “traditionally formatted songs”, but more of a collage where the sounds and vocals sometimes lay separate, and sometimes together. An array of sounds and words woven together with a vacant yet fantastical ambiance.
Excellence in radio-phonics manufacturing of rusted sonic industries during an epoch of dystopian history with radioactive, unruly youths in high-tech powered armor.