Download: New Made in Heights album, ‘Aporia: In These §treets’

Following Made in Heights is all about surprises. Listening is all about pleasure.

Right at the end of last year, Made in Heights released their debut EP, Winter Pigeons (Songs To Raise Your Dead Spirits), featuring “All the Places,” a choppy (still downloadable!) cut that was all too worthy of being belated tune’d.

Two days ago, the duo–featuring producer Sabzi from Seattle-based rap group Blue Scholars and vocalist Kelsey Bulkin–dropped yet another gem out of the blue, Aporia: In These §treets. It contains six tracks with vocals and five instrumentals thereof, and is currently available for name-your-own-price (i.e. free) download at their bandcamp.

Their self description as “mythical filth pop” is spot on: dirty, dirty beats back Bulkin’s ethereal vocals, which are akin to a more bubblegum version of those of Lykke Li. What follows on Aporia is a stunningly natural blend, a listen so thoroughly fun that it is almost guilt-invoking. Highlights include “Wildflowers (Exhale Efreet)” and the mesospheric “Marguerite.”