i saw ZIPE KROCK on Bandcamp, listening to about five seconds of a track, and then bought the EP based off a desire to blind buy something. My six Emptiness Frame is a strange EP. It’s solid overall, comes across a little disjointed, but feels very honest and expressive.
“Hey Gloria” carries a depressing melody. Add in the vocals by Yu jin Jung and it actually comes across like a break up song. As the first track on the release, it gives you a weird sense and curiosity of what will come next. “Last Candle” has a similar feeling, but adds in multiple samples and layers. While the vocals are guiding your journey, it’s the instrumentals that are building the world around you.
Most of the time, I’m not sure what’s going on with “Pizza.” It sounds like a direct song, but the time signature feels off a little. I don’t think it’s a standard 4/4, but ZIPE KROCK is able to manipulate it really well. “Same, You and I” sounds like a demo because of the acoustic guitar and vocals only approach. It’s a nice break from earlier tracks because it gives you a break.
My six Emptiness Frame is a release from someone I know absolutely nothing about. But even with that, the EP is still pretty good. It’s a individual perspective on ZIPE KROCK’s musical abilities. I don’t think it’s for everyone, but it’s a solid release to hear.