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ARTIST
TITLE
Heavy
FORMAT
LP

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CATALOG #
VAA 004LP VAA 004LP
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RELEASE DATE
3/6/2020

In 2017, the track "Still Numbers" on Ekin Fil's album Heavy caught the attention of a certain Richard D. James, who under his "user18081971" username reposted the track to his now historic Soundcloud dump. This is also how Ekin's work initially caught the attention of labels; at first listen it sounded like an unearthed Grouper demo, a parallel that can be drawn respectfully, seeing Ekin's trademarks are also those forlorn, muffled vocal whispers, layered under sentimental tape loops, paired with ambience and feedback. The album itself was originally produced during what Ekin Fil recalls as a down right depressing and tumultuous time during which she turned to music as a measure of rehabilitation. Heavy was later released on tape via Lee Nobles No Kings label in 2016 and re-mastered in 2018 from the tape rips by Rashad Becker, preserving the fragile and heavy-hearted auditory sensibility found in the original work, while making one of Ekin's earliest and most personally endearing releases available to a new audience of listeners. Includes download code.