We’d spent our whole life in a dance of fear.
And when we examine that, we realise that very often the
thing we were frightened of wasn’t nearly as frightening as the
Eira Haul returns to Edition Akasha to launch us into the ether
by way of the “Star Vertigo” EP. Moving across a luminous range of
otherworldly atmospheres, five tantalising original cuts strike a
spellbinding balance between body-shaking euphoria and meditative
On the A-side, the garage shuffle and ultra-deep bass wobbles of
“Ceramics” corrode beneath its hypnotic strings, while the fast-paced
acid lines of “Anthracite” bubble and squeak over a choir of fallen
angles. “Memory Rush” captures a similar tension as the engulfing dub
chords at its centre ebb and flow on-top a muscular four-to-the-floor
pulse to illuminate the darkest of nights.
The B-side is equally captivating: Like a gravitational collapse, the
stellar melodies of “Incense Trip” break down into a void of
razor-sharp percussion only to shine again in full effect thereafter.
Lastly, Eira Haul sheds the black holes to ascend to catharsis with
“Star Vertigo”: “We wanted to try to understand what the fear is [...]
and whether that energy is something we can transform – is it our
friend, is it our foe?” muses the voice on-top the tender bounce of
the title-track’s lush framework, leaving us with a lofty sense of
hope transcending this exceptional sophomore EP.