Eli Waltz – “Tibetan Bones”


Another stirring success from Eli Waltz, “Tibetan Bones” finds the D.C.-based artist traversing across a gripping and eclectic soundscape — full of scorching passion. Per Waltz, the track “is written in Mandarin and English, inspired by an out-of-body experience I had in a very old graveyard in Tibet.”

“Tibetan Bones” builds up with compelling fervency. Bluesy harmonica and solemn acoustics complement a haunting vocal composure to start, as glimpses of strings precede into the “watch you glimmer, watch you die,” expansion. Here, Waltz’ ascending vocal passion converges with the throwback bass feeling and Gothic-set strings for a wholly riveting result. The dueling fiddle and harmonica envelop thereafter, as impassioned vocal bursts relay walking through the great unknown.

Waltz first caught our ears in May with the captivating track “Writer’s Block.” Stream the new Windy Roads EP:

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of July 2023’ 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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