Alec Koone, who is better known as Balam Acab, lit up the Internetz back in 2011, with his debut LP Wander/Wonder released via what was the hottest record label at that time, Tri-Angle. And then he promptly vanished (without much explanation). Probably most of us forgot about him in those interim four years—such is the reality of music in the 21st Century.
But then a few weeks back he emerged out of nowhere with a self-released EP titled Child Death, which though distinct from his earlier material, can be seen as somewhat of a natural progression of his sound. Although Koone’s Balam Acab project was lumped in with the Witch Haus micro genre of the time, his music was always much brighter and florid than contemporaries like oOoOO, and Salem. Child Death continues this vein, a highly atmospheric offering with whispered vocals, gurgling aquatic synths and refracted textures.
Purchase it over at his Bandcamp page
He’s also released a bunch of goodies to the wild via his Facebook Page.
Check it out: