'i'll be around' by chicago bedroom folkster ellis swan is a restrained study in lofi atmospheres. creepy story-esque lyrics and moody musical zones inhabited by woodblock and bongo percussion and droney, loopy organs invite a tom waits comparison at times, but the overall approach is much more subtle.
the music is muted and dusty sounding and the vocals are whispered and breathy. the overall effect is timeless, intimate, and foreboding. moments of musical and noise-based reverie at times cut the listener adrift from the more coherent narratives and click-clack rhythms featured in most of the songs.
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