Whatever film London, Ontario artist Joshua Cwintal has in mind here, it is no doubt striking. While not an actual score, Hark does soundtrack a few slow-moving characters: “The Archivist” dwarfed in dusty halls of recorded history. “The Cartographer” hunched over a desk, meticulously modeling reality into spatial information. Then at the EP’s center is a cerebral (almost Reznor/Ross-ian) piano piece, capable of turning a casual listen into a scene itself.
Hark is available at bandcamp.