The Constant State
2 March 2015
|NYC psych dream-gazers MALKA set to release debut EP The Constant State
New York City-based psychedelic dreampop band MALKA will officially release their debut EP, The Constant State, on March 2, 2015. Recorded at both APT Studio (NYC) and Elohino studio (NJ), mixed byDarko 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 State takes 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 available on Bandcamp and will also be available as a digital release in iTunes and streaming through Spotify, Rdio, etc.
“A sonic landscape full of psychedelic impressions, stunning emotive shoegaze & dreampop flair”
“Right at the edge of nugaze, moving it and reshaping it. Somewhere between Sigur Ros, Pink Floyd and Mogwai”
“Easiest described as shoegaze or dreampop, certainly taking on both genres to beautiful effect”
“A brilliant blend of shoegazer, dreampop and post-rock”
“Covering the listener in a soft caress of aural intoxication… melding folds of echoing guitars and synths”