"...Ellis Swan is back with a new EP featuring five doomed songs of desolate neo-noir folk, Buffalo Mask. Standout track "Black Perfumes" is as subtly fuzzed out as ever..."
- No Fear of Pop
"Swan’s songs have patient movement: bass lines that crawl around in circles and fractured washes of texture. His weary, almost exhausted-sounding voice scrapes out a listener’s soul."
"Swan is a Canadian artist living in Chicago, and gained some attention last year with his warped, nightmarish ballad Frankie and Charlie. In the bleary-eyed track ‘Evan Williams’, the twisted folk artist takes a more naturalistic route, but keeps that looming, leering edge to his music that makes it so striking."
"He has this twisted and dark sound that transports you to a cloud of fuzz and black and white images. Many of his tracks remind me a little of David Lynch..."
"At its core true-to-the-letter loner folk yet fuzzed out to the extreme and with quite a few twisted edges..."
- No Fear Of Pop
Ellis was some moons ago, Soundclouder Of The Day. And if interested, see Dead Bandit.