VALI S.C (VALI pronounced Valley) is the project of Los Angeles’ Kenneth Elkin. Elkin, formerly of Sextile, creates hazy, futuristic vapors, and weaves together a Golden State-inspired smoke that is nostalgic enough to be appreciated by the overlooked, unsentimental listener who recalls a sunnier, more mystical California.
‘To Set The Sea in Wolves Teeth’ EP, to be released digitally and on cassette tomorrow (February 28) via Cercle Social Records. Elkin brings a guitar saturated, five-song opus that builds a transformative sonic bridge from the dark path of crime and drug use of Elkin’s past into a new era of love, light, freedom and ultimately recovery. Taking influence from My Bloody Valentine, early 4AD and coldwave, the new EP is also dedicated to the memory of Eddie, a former Sextile bandmate who passed away from a drug overdose.
VALI S.C is a rebirth and a proper burial of the past transgressions and an exciting reintroduction to the artist.
You can stream the ‘To Set The Sea in Wolves Teeth’ EP via Bandcamp below.
Artwork by Shaun Durkan (Weekend/Soft Kill) and mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering. Two tracks offer production from Esli Sugich.
Preorder the digital now wherever you download. You can order the cassette here: cerclesocialrecords.bigcartel.com