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New i-fls: “Awareness To The Winter” Cassette EP

The titles of i-fls’ albums always seem like clues to what’s going on, but strangely enough his latest throws me for a loop. It has a title within a title – he is referring to a cassette named “Awareness To The Winter,” although I have no idea what that really means. Actual relic of the past? Double reference to nostalgia? Something about the creeping realization of death (a.k.a. winter), and how that can instantly get you pawing at past memories in an effort to stave off the future? I have no idea – which is one of the reasons I’m drawn to i-fls’ simple melodies. If you’ve been following his music over the past year, his latest EP will give you more of the same melancholy longing delivered in short, minimalist song form. It’s another gorgeous release, and ultimately another one where the real power of the music hinges on if these tunes can connect with you emotionally. Maybe searching for meaning in the title is a fool’s errand – leave the meaning up to yourself. Get it here or listen below.