Taking musical inspiration from Eric Pasi’s Polynesian heritage, the stories, the sounds, the culture and the environmental challenges facing that part of the world, The Coast is a gorgeous ambient drift of sound. It blends crystalline indie vibes and chiming alt-pop sounds with the sonic machinations of the Pacific Islands.
It is there for the sound of old traditions meeting new sounds but more importantly old concerns meeting modern ambivalence. Environmental issues have never been far from Eric’s mind and his outlets for such conversations go far beyond merely music. But music is a very effective medium able to reach audiences that may not otherwise take notice of the message that the music carries.
So, this is a case of come for the wonderful music, the serene and soothing sounds on offer and stay for the necessary, poignant and timely conversation being had at the heart of it.