A creeping melody is like a shadow following our every move on Eric Angelo Bessel’s “Secret Lake.” Extended swells greet us at the gates, holding out holographic hands that pull us into this enigmatic, animated soundworld. If we whisper quietly, sharp vibrations begin to open up secret pathways toward a spectral glow. Bessel’s phrasings gradually expand into the crevices left behind by washed-out choirs and haunted chord progressions. “Secret Lake” is tactile and unnerving but captivating until the last breath fades.
Eric Angelo Bessel’s Visitation will be released on April 21 by Lore City Music. Pre-order HERE.