February 2016 will see the forth release from London based alternative four-piece Electric Litany. The five track EP, simply titled “Love” explores the infinite paths created by the human condition. Themes such as loss, distance and rumination are told through the arrangement of piano, shoegaze guitars, vocoders, lap-steel, synths and electronic percussion for which the band have become synonymous. The compositions pay tribute to 2014’s “Enduring Days You Will Overcome” yet somehow manage to draw us a little closer to the heart of the subject matter.
It is arguably the groups most intimate release with lyricist Alexandros Miaris wearing his heart on his sleeve with songs such as “Until The Day Breaks” or post apocalyptic “Crumar.” Fellow band members Benjamin Prince (synthesizers) confidently takes centre stage with the haunting “Earth II,” whilst Richard Simic (drums, pads) and Alex Deligiannidis (bass) leave their mark with the thunderous tribal rhythms on “War is abstract.”
“Love” also marks the second collaboration with associate producer Alan Parsons and George Botis whose influences can be felt within the sonic diversity. With the third album set to be released in 2016 “Love” is far more than a stepping-stone into the unknown. It is a record unafraid of its vulnerabilities that invites us to face what lies ahead. Whatever that may be.
Released on cd and digital ep via Inner Ear.
released February 23, 2016
Alexandros Miaris - vocals, guitars, piano, keys, vocoder
Richard Simic - drums, pads, loops and percussion
Benjamin Prince - synths, lap steel, percussion
Alex Deligiannidis - bass
Produced by George Botis and Electric Litany
Associate producer: Alan Parsons
Tracks 1, 4, 5 music by Alexandros Miaris
Track 2 music by Benjamin Prince
Track 3 music by Alex Deligiannidis, Alexandros Miaris, Benjamin Prince, Richard Simic
Lyrics by Alexandros Miaris
Arrangements by Electric Litany
Recorded by George Botis at Foel Studios, Wales/Dada Studios, London/Shelter Studios, London, B.K
. Studios, Athens
Assistant engineers: Foel Studios: Tom Wild/Shelter Studios: Dominique Rippel/B.K. Studios: Babis Biris
Mixed by George Botis and Electric Litany at Fish Factory London
Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, London by Sean Magee
Except track 2 mastered at Dada Studios, London by George Botis.
Cover by Frank Moth
Artworking by Richard Simic