The strong, underlying ambient theme of this EP evokes scenes from a nonexistent film, composed of memories of the northern Ohio shore. Recurrent melodies almost seem to be characters in each scene, arranged and played in ways that very effectively convey a wide range of human experience, from sadness and fear to daydreaming and falling in love.
Every single sound is emotionally charged in this intimate and moving seven-part love letter to the state of the buckeye trees and the heart of it all.
released July 6, 2017
All music written, produced and performed by Kevin Kelbach
Samples provided by Mike Fields, Michael Iannone, Bernie Iannone, and Kevin Kelbach
Photography by Cameron Adayemi and Kevin Kelbach
Artwork & design by K.Solheim and Kevin Kelbach
Mastered by K.Solheim
Released as a Sparkwood / Northwood & 4 collaboration
Scramble + Fate is an absolute delight ... engaging and enthralling from start to finish ... I have had the pleasure of seeing Tess Said So live and this album really does encapsulate that experience. Wonderful. thomas mathie