February 2016 will see the forth release from London based alternative four-piece Electric Litany. The five track EP, simply titled “Love” explores the infinite paths created by the human condition. Themes such as loss, distance and rumination are told through the arrangement of piano, shoegaze guitars, vocoders, lap-steel, synths and electronic percussion for which the band have become synonymous. The compositions pay tribute to 2014’s “Enduring Days You
Will Overcome” yet somehow manage to draw us a little closer to the heart of the subject matter.
It is arguably the groups most intimate release with lyricist Alexandros Miaris wearing his heart on his sleeve with songs such as “Until The Day Breaks” or post apocalyptic “Crumar.” Fellow band members Benjamin Prince (synthesizers) confidently takes centre stage with the haunting “Earth II,” whilst Richard Simic (drums, pads) and Alex Delighianidis (bass) leave their mark with the thunderous tribal rhythms on “War is abstract.”
“Love” also marks the second collaboration with associate producer Alan Parsons and George Botis whose influences can be felt within the sonic diversity. With the third album set to be released in 2016 “Love” is far more than a stepping-stone into the unknown. It is a record unafraid of its vulnerabilities that invites us to face what lies ahead. Whatever that may be.
Released on cd and digital ep via Inner Ear.