We're thrilled to welcome Korea's Mid-Air Thief to our roster. We're releasing their fantastic album "Crumbling" for the first time in North America on cassette, CD, and vinyl. With no social media presence to speak of, Mr. Thief is an elusive person online. It took me many months of sleuthing to finally get in touch with them. I'm super glad we were able to connect though, because "Crumbling" was one of my favorite albums of 2018.
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.
All purchases come with your choice of a FLAC, ALAC, MP3 320, MP3 VBR or AAC 256 download.
TSR208. Released September 20, 2019