Steal This Track: BLKHRTS, Houses and Still LightBy Eryc Eyl | December 27th, 2010 | No Comments »
Still Light is the brainchild of singer-songwriter-producer Kirill Nikolai, who is also part of Orbit Service. In collaboration with Scottish singer-songwriter Lucy Hague (a.k.a. Wailing Miserere) and London-based experimentalist Sand Snowman, Nikolai released the album “Lything” in 2009. Last month, the record saw international re-release via Randall Frazier‘s Helmet Room Recordings, and it’s a good thing too. The collection of ambient, vaguely psychedelic and scintillating tunes is worth a second look. Unlike many other artists in the genre, Still Light relies heavily on melodies and solid song structures to provide an experience that manages to keep its feet on the ground and its teeth in the meat, even while it floats off into the stars. Steal “A Remedy” to hear what we mean, then pop over to iTunes to grab the full album.
If you like Steal This Track, you’re gonna love Steal This Track: A Reverb Dance Party at the Hi-Dive. Starting this Thursday, Dec 30, we’ll be taking over the South Broadway indie rock institution with special guests, giveaways, drink specials and more. Guest DJs this month will include Backyard Thicket (a.k.a. Reverb managing editor John Hendrickson), members of 200 Million Years and Eric Ten Hoeve of Lil Slugger. In the later hours, DJ Savior Breath (a.k.a. Reverb’s own Eryc Eyl) will turn the shindig into a pants-dropping dance party. And just like Steal This Track, it’s absolutely free. You won’t want to miss it.
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Eryc Eyl is a veteran music journalist, critic and Colorado native who has been neck-deep in local music for many years. Check out Steal This Track every Monday for local music you can HEAR, and the Mile High Makeout every Friday. Against his mother’s advice, Eryc has also been known to tweet. You can also follow Steal This Track on Twitter. Sorry, Mom.