Vinyl LP pressing. 2012 release from the Brooklyn duo consisting of multimedia artists Evagelia Maravelias and Brian Wenckebach. Elika have quietly recorded and released a torrent of adventurous music since 2006, earning recognition the old fashioned way. Always the Light places catastrophic personal events into an ocean of complex programmed rhythms a la Lali Puna and M83, with an emphasis on honey-coated vocals and washes of distant, dreamy synths and guitars. Nowhere is this more evident than on album lead-off, the instantly hummable 'Stay Beside Me,' and the Curve-incarnate anthem 'No One Gets Lost.' Providing extra dimension to Always the Light, Elika explores more cavernous, ambient IDM-informed concepts.