Experimental Music Love

January 27, 2010

Esben and the Witch – Lucia at the Precipice

Filed under: Single Reviews — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 10:04 pm
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Esben and the Witch – Lucia at the Precipice

Mixing Underworld exhilaration with the minimalist indie of The xx, all with lush Siouxie Sioux vocals, smothered in echo and effects, Esben and the Witch know how to create atmosphere.

You can nearly taste that moistened steam on your tongue as ‘Lucia and the Precipice’ bubbles up a potion of tension, lust and chills.

There’s a Gothic romance too – more Shelley or Stoker than Twilight – that gives maturity to this young Brighton lot, who, with warrant, should be heading to critical acclaim in a music press enraptured with anything a clever synth.

A song of edge to enthral, perfectly paced in devilish ambience.

8.6/10

Release Date: 8 Feb


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