Cepia

Pearl

  • AllMusic Rating
    7
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

The second installment of the Ghostly Digital series finds Idol Tryouts/SMM staples Cepia coming to the plate to deliver a digital-only EP filled with the IDM-pop goodness one has come to expect from the Minnesota native. But what's surprising about this EP is that it is easily some of Cepia's most polished and innovative work, and a curiosity as to whether or not this a teaser of what could possibly be a full-length. The opening ambient landscape sets the stage for an all-out three-track assault of glitches, cuts, pops, and quirks all floating above a frantic percussion track which, when stripped of rhythm, seems to be measured chaos. The results are potent and engaging, with the only release coming in the EP's final seconds, when ambient swells wash away the debris.