I’m not really sure what to say about this album. Let’s start with the basics. i am running in circles is Eli Smith from Franklin, WI. He put out the his haikus ep over a year ago on here. He plays in Wasted Islands on the side. Phew, that’s done with.
I got wind of an upcoming EP from him awhile ago and was immediately excited, hoping that he would allow us to include it as a noisy arcade release. Well, he did so here it is.
I don’t really have enough superlatives to accurately describe how amazing this album is. I’m serious. Amazing. I’m not just throwing praises out there in the hopes of people downloading/buying this. This is an amazing album.
Take the dreaminess of the haikus ep, add more instrumentation (drums, strings, samples, piano), throw in a heavy dose of loneliness, and include a better production and you’ll have Sleepwalking. It really pushes to the forefront Eli’s talent as an all-around musician, not just a kid with a lot of guitar effects. Shit man, I don’t think I’ve met someone so young, so talented, and so nice. Kid’s a goshdang sweetheart. It’s albums like this that make me happy about Noisy Arcade–maybe I can do some sort of good with the site by showcasing someone who is bound to be known, and not just release suicidal and depressing electronica from my bedroom.
So be a sweetheart too and listen to it.