Embers in Snow – “Moires” + “Riptide”


Embers in Snow is a rock project based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, led by musician and producer Rakat Zami (previously known for work with acts like Indalo, Nemesis, and Shironamhin). “Moires” is the album’s second track, touting a concept revolving around the large role of fate in one’s life, even when in relative control. A melodic, warming quality is apparent with shimmering guitars and synth-based whirring, complementing amiable vocals. A shift past the one-minute mark into more soaring, dramatic vocals plays convincingly, as does a guitar-based segment aroud 03:30 with a hint of post-punk allure. “Moires” is a satisfying entry point to Embers in Snow’s sound.

Another cut from Solstice, “Riptide” stretches over five minutes with an enjoyably diverse array of guitar tones. Starting with a jangly, retrospective tone and lush vocals, the track’s second half shows a soaring ascension with spacious psych-rock charm — especially when the delectable guitar solo past the four-minute mark hits. “Riptide” is a great example of the project’s songwriting capabilities and knack for evolving song structures.

Stream these tracks and the rest of Solstice below:

“Moires” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 2020’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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