Exclusive edition of the Soft Steps EP, featuring beautifully printed artworks by Andre Gansebohm and Ewa Landowska. Each EP comes with a download code for a bonus track. This edition is limited to 50 meticulously crafted handmade copies.
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Poland’s Lights Dim and the Ukraine’s Endless Melancholy have been busy since they were last reviewed here at ACL, releasing a series of small-run, beautifully designed EPs. (Lights Dim: please make a third edition of Moon!) Each act borders on ambience, but Lights Dim adds a touch of post-rock, while Endless Melancholy verges on modern composition. The two artists have now combined their talents for an EP.
The Soft Steps EP begins by focusing on the piano of Oleksil Sakevych (Endless Melancholy). The first note takes 33 seconds to arrive, entering only after the “Bed of Moss” (actually a bed of electronics) has been made. When light strings enter, we realize that the pianist is not alone. Then Lights Dim (Marek Kaminski) echoes his notes with post-rock guitar, and each performer benefits as a result. Finally, a military drum ~ soft steps, indeed, but confident. ”Piano no Mori” (nice pun) adds birdsong, which is obvious but effective. But the album’s highlight is “As They Grow”, which mimics its title by doing just that. The piano is joined first by tender violin, then tentative glockenspiel, then triumphant guitar, leading to a satisfying climax.
All tracks written by Marek Kaminski and Oleksiy Sakevych.
Arrangement and production by Marek Kaminski.
Mastering by Wiktor Korczakowski.
Strings on ‘As They Grow’ and ‘Soft Steps’ performed by Agnieszka Prowotorow-Pryka (violin) and Anna Dziedzic (cello).
Drums on "As They Grow' by Antonello Perfetto.
Voice on ‘As They Grow’ by Ewa Landowska.
Photography by Andre Gansebohm.
Calligraphy by Ewa Landowska.
Усі композиції написані Мареком Камінськи та Олексієм Сакевичем.
Аранжування та продакшн здійснив Марек Камінськи.
Мастеринг – Віктор Корчаковськи.
Струнні на композиціях «As They Grow» та «Soft Steps» у виконанні Агнєшки Провоторов-Прика (скрипка) та Анни Дзєдіч (віолончель).
Ударні на композиції «As They Grow» у виконанні Антонелло Перфетто.
Голос на композиції «As They Grow» - Єва Ландовська.