Combining elements of electronica, post-rock and alternative rock with progressive and gothic undertones, Scottish duo Midas Fall have carved a distinctive and captivating sound, creating taut, shimmering soundscapes led by the hauntingly melancholic vocals of Elizabeth Heaton – a sound described as, “powerful yet fragile, devastatingly beautiful and beautifully devastating.” (The Founder Magazine).
Evaporate, the fourth album from Scottish duo Midas Fall (Elizabeth Heaton and Rowan Burn), is a visceral display of ferocious beauty.
Recorded in Argyll, Scotland, the album shimmers with a dark, gothic grace, delicate and brutal in equal measure. The title-track sweeps through tidal waves of Elizabeth Heaton’s towering vocals atop progressive post-rock landscapes both menacing and affirming, whilst the cinematic build of ‘Lapsing’ and the heavenly crush of final track ‘Howling at the Clouds’ pull vigorously at the heart. ‘In Sunny Landscapes’ is a magical, magnificently radiant world of its own, elegantly bringing its title to life.
Title track ‘Evaporate’ is the first song to be shared from the record which vocalist Elizabeth Heaton describes as, “the first track written and my personal favourite from our upcoming album. Inspired by the dark winters and landscape of Iceland it tells a story of a mind in turmoil. It also demonstrates the new and exciting use of strings and synths in our music that you will hear more of on the album.”
Extremely emotive and vivid, Evaporate is a deeply beautiful record – from the desperate, savage cacophony of ‘Bruise Pusher’ to the elegant ascension of ‘Sword to Shield’ – it conjures stunning soundscapes at every turn.
The album will be released worldwide by Monotreme Records on April 27 2018 on CD and digital formats, as well as a limited pressing of 500 LPs on 180g vinyl (200 black and 300 clear blue / black).
“Midas Fall effectively carry the cinematic air of bands like Oceansize and Aereogramme, but their most striking feature lies in Elizabeth Heaton’s dramatic, impassioned vocal performances. A welcome addition to an increasingly complex post-rock map” – The Skinny
“Bridges prog and dreampop in a way that hasn’t quite been done this way before… a splendid album” – Pop Matters
“Amidst the atmosphere and drones, there is a poetry, with a sad voice juxtaposed. The album closes the album with a bang, with a note that resonates even after the music has stopped” – The 405