Published May 9, 2011
Sin Fang’s new album, ‘Summer Echoes,’ is that place where the ocean meets an erupting volcano. In some tracks, you can hear Sindri Már Sigfússon’s voice moan through the electronic swooshing of the waves, but in others, the vocals, guitar, and drums plummet from the sky like little droplets of lava. Though the vocals themselves have a hard time contending with the excellence of the melodic environment that surrounds them, they certainly don’t hinder the music in any way and might even add to it in places.
And for a hot second (really 3 minutes and 23 seconds), Sindri brings you back to civilization for his version of a sidewalk boom-box bass intermission (‘Sing From Dream’). Though the album doesn’t stun the senses as much as the eruption of an actual volcano would (pure awesomeness), it does combine enough sharp and sundry elements to keep your attention for twelve tracks.