Mid-Air Thief Crumbling


Although sung almost entirely in Korean, Mid-Air Thief's cult-acclaimed album Crumbling exhibits a distinct universality, merging disparate sounds and styles into a cohesive, electronic-infused folk amalgam that tactfully blurs the lines between organic and synthetic. Listeners are led through enrapturing passages of swirling melodies underscored with eloquent plucks, strums, and bursts of bubbly glitches. Individual phrases drift into one another as if in a dream, cohered by guest vocalist Summer Soul's entrancing hooks and vocal soundscapes. Crumbling is a compelling accomplishment of both composition and production, bending as it does to its unique contours of consonance and dissonance, always resolving to a place of calm and beauty.

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Track List:

  1. 왜 (Why)
  2. 쇠사슬 (Ahhhh, These Chains!)
  3. 감은 듯 (Gameun Deut)
  4. 곡선과 투과광 (Curve and Light)
  5. 함께 무너지기 (Crumbling Together)
  6. 수호자 (Protector)
  7. 흙 (Dirt)
  8. 무소식 (No Answer)
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