Elephant & Castle is the pseudonym of ambient/electronica composer David Vincent Reep, who is set to his release his debut LP, Transitions, on March 13. The Bay Area-based musician has collaborated with Merrill Garbus aka tUnE-YarDs on a track, which served to pique my interest. ‘En Memoria’ is hazier than anything we’ve previously heard Garbus sing on, and her vocals are separated by jolting refrains of pitchy ambiance, but her distinctive voice still shines here and she and Reep play off each other beautifully here. As a first taste of Transitions, it’s pretty damn impressive and I’ll be keeping an ear out for more from Elephant & Castle in the coming months.
Listen to ‘En Memoria’ below (via COS).