It’s no secret that without Alek Száhala’s music I wouldn’t have set off down the freeform rabbit hole 10 years ago, and so I’m very honoured to have one of Alek’s finest tracks of recent years as part of In Praise of Shadows.
Dark and psychedelic in the style of years past, Enuma Elish goes beyond that with improved production and a superb master that easily stands up to anything appearing now. Some might not be aware that the track is actually a nine-minute epic, and this newest version features a number of elements not heard in Alek’s Live PA sets.
It says a lot for the strength of the compilation that an Alek Száhala track fits so well into the tracklist, and speaks to the unified atmosphere that I’m so happy with. As with Guld, I owe Alek a lot of thanks for his early support – this wouldn’t be happening without him.