Over the years, my friends and family have come to consider me the guy to whom they send cool music they encounter. I'm especially happy with this role when I get something like David Wirsig's Sunken City EP (sent by friend P. Drake). It's a collection that contains so many of my favorites in music.
The entire EP keeps a consistent theme (I'll let you dig in and discover it naturally, as I had the pleasure of doing). Extended pieces such as this are not as common in our culture's current reversion to the single-driven music world, so I'm always pleased to encounter an album that really exists as a whole.
The build is constructed across a sound not immediate as an obvious match for the subject matter, yet still fitting upon reflection. Instrumental tracks bleed into song, a favorite move of mine in album structure. The title track, Sunken City, is a melancholy anthem, with naked drum beats and guitar strums that cut straight to the heart.
The entire EP is available from purchase at David Wirsig's Band Camp and, at a Name Your Price rate, you can hardly go wrong.