V [EP]

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Euphone makes a slight shift with V. Ryan Rapsys has all but recorded and produced most of the work himself, as opposed to the collaborative settings of previous releases. Also, Rapsys takes a stab at singing on four of the EP's five songs with the results being slightly jarring at times, and complementary at others. Comparisons to fellow Chicago post-rock brethren Tortoise and the Sea and Cake are, while inevitable, very accurate for most of the record. But where Euphone differs slightly from the aforementioned group is Rapsys' ear for jazz and improvisation, rather than structure. It's not on par with some of his previous endeavors, but it certainly will appease longtime fans, and maybe even pull some new ones into the fold.

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