Atmospheric, other-worldly, ethereal and hypnotic – these words amongst others can be used to pin-point the sounds resonated by London based duo, Labyrinth Ear. Otherwise known as Emily and Tom, the pair bring together a magnitude of their own personal music influences, defining their quirky genre as ‘fantasia-pop’. And whilst they straddle the sounds of vintage electronica, folk, world music and classical film scores (with some child-like vocals thrown in the mix) we couldn’t define their unique genre any better way.
‘Crescent Moon’, the first single from their debut album “The Orchid Room” reverberates a mystical undulating melody laid on a bed of psychedelic synth. It follows in the footsteps of their ‘Aspirations’ EP, an atmospheric offering of buttery breath-heavy vocals and mesmerising, hallucinogenic beats. Having played at Secret Garden Party and made an appearance online for Boiler Room last year, we’re eagerly anticipating Labyrinth Ear’s moves this summer.
“The Orchid Room” is due for release April 14th, but until then you can play ‘Crescent Moon’ on repeat, for your daily inner-ear porn requirements.
Words: Brooke McCord