Accompanied by five
grainy, black-and-white postcard prints (one for each song), the File Under "Debris" EP is a mysteriously
alluring work of instrumental post-rock/folk music.
Aside from occasional, sparse vocals, the main instruments are
shimmering guitar and hazy, atmospheric electronics.
fleeting, this record's downside is its own brevity; while it lasts,
however, it's simply entrancing. According to the creator - Swedish
songwriter Nattavaara Rocks - these songs are about "a tired
love." However, their mellow moodiness is effectively contextless.
Interestingly, it is the instrumental parts of this record that
succeed most - the tracks with vocals may have been better off
without the hushed, droning singing. Among the better songs, "Baby Haunts the Riverwalk"
works due to its eerie spaceyness - like a Godspeed You! Black Emperor
interlude - and "All Dressed Up in Blue" is a brilliant bit of folky
guitar exploration. File Under "Debris" is not the type of
album anyone hates, and with good reason - it's a mellow, atmospheric work that's been
composed with care and expertise.