Ekca Liena / A Death Cinematic ‎– Preternatural

Small Doses ‎– dose103
CDr, Limited Edition


1 Ekca Liena A Dense Collapse 12:17
2 Ekca Liena Mid Life Aftermath 7:38
3 Ekca Liena With Invisible Walls 12:33
4 A Death Cinematic Our Bones Yellow In The Sulfurs Of The Disfigured Sky 6:43
5 A Death Cinematic The Winds Whip Torn Clouds To Rain And Soot 8:35
6 A Death Cinematic In The Fields On Fire, Watch Them Turn To Black Smoke 6:51
7 A Death Cinematic The Nights Are Black, Black As The Coals Of Our Bones 7:23



Split single.



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October 14, 2011
Small Doses has been pushing out a heap of stimulating new releases this year, and certainly not least on that list is this new split from Ekca Liena and A Death Cinematic. These are two newcomers to the world of drone and dark ambient and despite their currently short-lived involvement in the genre, they show a great deal of imagination and inspiration.

Ekca Liena could fit right in with many of the veterans of the scene. While for all accounts the drone found within is fundamentally dynamic and complex, Ekca Liena (or Daniel Mackenzie) still manages to retain the disarming allure of spherical aural journeying. Some may already know his work with Duncan Harrison (whom once wrote for Heathen Harvest) in the project Plurals, but given the extremely limited press of their releases, you’ve more likely become acquainted with him through this solo project. What we have with Ekca Liena’s side of this split is a drifting three-track, high-quality composition. The three tracks offered remain cohesively drawn together, burying the listener in lulling electronic drones, simple sparse melodies, and various acoustic ambient templates to give the music a very slight experimental edge. All layers and related edges in the music are in a constant flux. The purling electronic qualities and simple guitar surrealism seem to give laudation to the likes of Aidan Baker and even the less dramatic moments of Fennesz while the spherical side sounds boundlessly like Cyclic Law artist Visions. The perfect soundtrack to twilight, as the album cover suggests. Serene and majestic until the very end when we’re welcomed to a small amount of extremely fuzzy distortion that welcomes us to A Death Cinematic’s side of the split.

For the rest of the review: http://heathenharvest.org/2011/10/01/ekca-liena-vs-a-death-cinematic-preternatural/