Review by Elek Malcolm-Madill
Genre/s: Psychedelia, Experimental Black Metal, Drone, Noise
For Fans Of: Whitehouse, Boris, Jellyfish, The Gerogerigegege, Waves Crashing Piano Chords, u n s e e n f o r c e
Estonian band EDASI is one of those bands you discover every once in a while when you finally think "I've heard it all by now" and manages to throw off what you thought you knew about music. I say this because Mihkel Kleis, the man behind EDASI, has managed to blacken the shit out of things that I didn't even think you could blacken, and makes new spins to classical blackened aspects of his music. The "Genre/s" section above really doesn't handle everything that EDASI works itself through in the entirety of these two albums; "progressive electronic, drone, electroacoustics, free improvisation, tape music, plunderphonics and found sound" are also used to create weird and wonderful new soundscapes, as said by the band itself. I personally enjoyed EDASI a lot because they didn't seem to be too reminiscent of any one particular movement in music, but still manage to incorporate all of these aspects it's inspired by into something new, just as you think you've heard it all, as I mentioned before. Both albums included here: "Orphaned Demon Follow Your Destiny" and "Imaginary Grotto Hidden Under Mould" are both great listens all the way through, I especially recommend them if you're a fan of 80s-esque electronica, which also appeared as a serious influence on some of the music, in my own opinion.
Orphaned Demon Follow Your Destiny - Download
Imaginary Grotto Hidden Under Mould - Download