this ep is awesome.. if you like dream pop…heavy reverb..and spooky minimalism this is hand made for you. some really great compositions that easily hypnotize and draw you into their universe. vocals that are just hidden enough to barely even be noticed, and sweet use of analog synth sounds.. loops.. layers..and drum machines…but worth every moment… think as if a young Robert Smith was part of Ween.
- Lob Instagon, ihrtn.net
DYR FASER is the most entrancingly innovative band in Boston right now.
- Kris Thompson 5/29/16 (Prefab Messiahs)
Requiem (track 3)
This is one of the most beautiful things I've heard.
- Kate Hummel, Morningface @broadcastjones
A beautiful post-progressive 5-track EP by Dyr Faser from Boston, Massachusetts
Fav track: Suicide Singers
- Андро Лутак Belgrade, Serbia
Incredible night at Issyra Gallery! The sculptures were coming alive when Dyr Faser was playing. I had to remind myself that I didn't take acid.
- Karyn Kuhl, karynkuhl.bandcamp.com
Dyr Faser - looking forward to hearing more from them. Haunting songs - nice guitar interplay - great performance. Was I the only one who got a wiff of Kraftwerk from the combination of drum/synth-loop bed & the visual projections (ack .. by he whose name I cannot recall)? Coupling this with the guitar work ... way cool.
- David D. Smith
Live show review, Industry Lab Cambridge MA, June 29th 2016:
A short false alarm of police notwithstanding, Dyr Faser’s lush psychedelic romp of a set was the deliciously chilled out cruise we all needed to take. Anchored to the filtered whooshing of an 808 drum machine, Eric Boomhower and Thalia Zedek weaved a multilayered net of slippery, delayed Velvets-inspired guitars, alternating rhythm and lead with mesmerizing effectiveness. Watercolor melodies dashed out with crystal clear reverb from Boomhower’s guitar, drawing jangling answers from Zedek’s almost immediately; the two were particularly locked in on set highlight “Koso Biru”, a dreamy raga jam that had the crowd head-bopping down a dusky country road. Slow motion projections of kids at play, dark forests, and mysterious wooden buildings could not have been more fitting. Zedek’s ethereal cooing and splashes of synthesizer were particular highlights, adding even more dazzling color to an already vibrant set. With a single unison guitar note crashing together in perfect unity, Dyr Faser took a bow, closing out their tour and surely winning over new hometown converts.
Live show review, Washington DC, June 25th 2016:
Boston's Dyr Faser offered up a unique set of noise-rock that blended blues riffs with samples and fiery bits of Sonic Youth-esque guitar hooks into something wholly original. The band, a two-piece consisting of Eric Boomhower and the legendary Thalia Zedek (Live Skull, Come), managed to unfurl lines of guitar-weirdness that remained focused despite being entirely avant-garde and bracing. Traces of bands as disparate as Throbbing Gristle and Zedek's own Come showed themselves tonight in the band's music and I immediately rushed home and looked to see what was available from this group on Bandcamp.
Now As A Ghost (track 2)
Fascinating fusion of electronics (synths and drum machine), minimalistic guitar lines and echoed basement vocals woven around a simple, repetitive but highly addictive melody that creeps slowly under your skin and into your veins. Once hooked you want it to last forever. Try it on repeat and get lost…
It's like listening to Alan Vega's interpretation of how music sounds inside a lava lamp. Such an earworm. Dig it.
- Sean Caldwell @letterstapehead
It has that certain something, an appealing quality of sounds that gel together organically, that can not be taught or learned, just expressed intuitively... and the production/ recording sounds great and suits the music.
- Rob Byrd, www.robbyrd.com
You might remember that I was a big fan of Dyr Faser Volum 1. What great news to find out the Volum 2 is out. Really cool combination of experimental with traditional song forms. It feels like fusion, like experimental music you could dance to. Mostly, I find it interesting to get lost in. Volum 2 is great for putting on the headphones and closing your eyes or turning down the lights and just getting lost in the playfulness.