The mysterious sounding Balam Acab is in fact 20 year old Alec Koone, a small town boy from Pennsylvania. Not that you’d know it from his music. Balam Acab’s work is the stuff of beautiful nightmares: dark, ethereal and unnervingly addictive. Take ‘Oh, Why’, for example. A thrillingly cold slice of chillwave that sits up there with the frontrunners of the genre – Salem, oOoOO, How To Dress Well – in terms of its originality, power and an underlying thread of menace. Watch this space for more music from this electronic prodigy. ‘Oh, Why’ is featured n the forthcoming album ‘Wander/ Wonder’, available August 29 via Tri Angle Records.

Balam Acab – Oh, Why

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