Korean artist Mid-Air Thief joins Topshelf Records

Topshelf Records welcomes Mid-Air Thief to the roster with the reissue of their cult-acclaimed, electronic-infused folk album Crumbling
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"Melodies burst into the sky then fizzle out in the dark like a dying firework. Leaving behind an awareness that something once occupied the space you now feel.You can sense it. Indulging that resonance, the wider understanding of dynamics, gives Crumbling an incredible sense of depth. It’s as much about the space around the sound as the sound itself, the awareness of that is what sets it apart." - Gold Flake Paint

Topshelf Records is excited to share the latest addition to the family with the signing of Mid-Air Thief and the reissue of their electronic-infused folk album, Crumbling. Already released everywhere digitally, the record will be available on vinyl, CD, and cassette on September 20, 2019.

Although sung almost entirely in Korean, Mid-Air Thief's cult-acclaimed album Crumbling exhibits a distinct universality, merging disparate sounds and styles into a cohesive, electronic-infused folk amalgam that tactfully blurs the lines between organic and synthetic. Listeners are led through enrapturing passages of swirling melodies underscored with eloquent plucks, strums, and bursts of bubbly glitches. Individual phrases drift into one another as if in a dream, cohered by guest vocalist Summer Soul's entrancing hooks and vocal soundscapes. Crumbling is a compelling accomplishment of both composition and production, bending as it does to its unique contours of consonance and dissonance, always resolving to a place of calm and beauty.

Rickie McCanna