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Last year, I interviewed a Canadian loop artist – Windmills aka Cory Myraas, who is about to release his new EP called Tilting this week (February 9th), and the very lucky me has had the privilege to listen to this stunning piece of work before it’s available to all of you music lovers.
At the time of our interview Cory spoke about his excitement for this EP and described it as a more advanced, and a step forward from his previous record – Keep Moving. And after hearing Tilting from start to finish, I have to say that Windmills really keep moving in the best direction possible. This gifted artist composes music that’s nothing like you’ve heard before. His unique creation process draws a colourful world of a truly original sound and vocals, all full of depth and meaning. It has such a charismatic appeal and you find yourself wondering, how it is even possible to master something so special. But it’s here, stretching towards you and taking you into its world.
The first track – Things Fall Apart engages you with its magnificent melody and lyrics ” And these words, they’ll echo with the fallen tongues of poets, drunks, and thieves… and that sounds good to me”. There is something beautiful and heartbreaking happening here…
The following song – A Body At Rest features soft guitar tunes and a few simple but powerful words, leaving you in awe of the true beauty of music and its never ending spells, while Architects makes us question different affairs as we get lost in Cory’s songwriting “But now I’m left with all but words, and questions still remain defining what is sinister and adding up the blame”.
Gentle guitar riffs, calming melodies, the sincerity in Cory’s voice, goose bumps all over… all these remain with the following tracks Thirst (Water, Water Everywhere…) and the beautifully mastered Tilting, which closes the record with “But maybe I was blind, I couldn’t realize that with time, you always hurt the ones that will come asking for more”.
Windmills take us on a pure, heartfelt journey with this 5-track EP full of emotion and relatable matters. It’s truly compelling.
One thing is for sure: Windmills keep moving us.