NYC psych dream-gazers MALKA debut EP The Constant State
“Very soundtracky experience. Redolent in many ways of Gong and the whole European freer and communal music movements, including Krautrock… gives the impression of a phantom poppy edge, like a comp of the hits all these bands had back in the day…in an alternative world 🙂 there is a Mogwai vibe too, but fresher somehow” – Joe Foster (Creation Records)
FOR FANS OF: Pale Saints, Lush, Chapterhouse, M83, My Bloody Valentine, Explosions in the Sky
New York City-based psychedelic dreampop band MALKA present their debut EP, The Constant State. Recorded at both APT Studio (NYC) and Elohino studio (NJ), mixed by Darko Saric, and mastered at 825 Studios by Grammy Award-winning engineer Butch Jones (Madonna, Talking Heads, Iggy Pop, The Gun Club, B-52s), The Constant Statetakes listeners on a genre-melding journey, ebbing and flowing through the realms of dreampop, post-rock, nugaze, and psychedelic rock.
The songs are evocative both musically and lyrically, touching on metaphysical, existential and interpersonal subject matter with an honesty that resonates to an emotional core. Their music is a reflection of the triumph and tragedy of the world, compelling us to look deeper into the realms of our consciousness. Malka is trying to stretch the concept of songs to make them sound more like emotional lapses of time.
The vocal melodies assume an instrumental form and transcend language, adding transparency to bilingual Spanish-English lyrics shared between three lead vocalists.
The Constant State is on Bandcamp, as well as iTunes and streaming through Spotify, Rdio, etc. The single Mirame is available as a free download via Noisetrade at http://noisetrade.com/malkanyc/mirame