This is an exciting week for us over at sub|division. We’re thrilled to deliver Kevin Eames‘ first solo offering proper to you… The Eddie Willers EP.
Eames had a fantastic 2011. Relocating from Victoria to Vancouver, he released Bricks alongside the homie Prison Garde. Building on that album’s raw, warehouse sound, The Eddie Willers EP sees Eames reveal his own style of serpentine house music.
Any of you who know the man will immediately recognize his aesthetic on this EP. He is a fan of machines, especially analog ones, and The Eddie Willers EP brims with the simple mechanistic impulses of a producer concerned with dark, shadowy grooves. The tunes here offer a simple bridging of familiar machine rhythms with seething, physical basslines.
Never one for flair (hence the lack of song titles), Eames has constructed a cohesive trek via these three tracks – it’s an overused image, but there is a vampiric atmosphere that glues these three tunes together. This is the neu-gothic dance, orchestrated for the late, dark hours laced with slivers of dissonance and unease amongst stretches of lulling patterns.
It’s fitting that in lieu of this timely release, we get Eames & Monolithium b2b this Friday at Lucky Bar. Yeh, GET IT.