PHIL STILES RELEASES SOLO EP “The Anchorite” via Epictronic | Epictronic

June 24, 2020

PHIL STILES RELEASES SOLO EP “The Anchorite” via Epictronic


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Final Coil frontman Phil Stiles released his debut solo EP “The Anchorite” via Epictronic. The Anchorite is the debut solo EP from Final Coil frontman Phil Stiles. Whilst the socio-political lyrical themes of Final Coil remain; the music diverges, drawing from a range of electronic influences to create a darkly ambient soundtrack for Phil’s tales of social decay. Eerie dissonance abounds, especially on the atmospheric Intro, which combines stately guitar with the cold, inhuman hum of subterranean machinery. Elsewhere, the rhythmic pulse of mangled samplers recalls the claustrophobic nightmare of Massive Attack, whilst the muscular guitars of Antipathy brings to mind the industrial nightmare of early Godflesh. Recorded and mixed by Phil, the EP was mastered by the legendary James Plotkin (ISIS, Khanate, Earth, Sunn 0))), Pelican), and the result is an EP that treads a fine line between cold industrial, progressive rock and somnolent trip hop. “The Anchorite” is available on all major digital stores and streaming services worldwide: