Nearly Oratorio’s Tin EP Is About Moving On, Or At Least Faking It

The Melbourne artist premieres his long-gestating five-song release in its entirety.

April 15, 2016
Nearly Oratorio’s <i>Tin</i> EP Is About Moving On, Or At Least Faking It Angie Pai

Melbourne-based artist Simon Lam started recording as Nearly Oratorio five years ago, blending soft acoustic sounds with harsher electronic dissonance. After completing his second EP nearly two years ago, Lam tucked Tin away where no one could hear it. Today, though, we have the honor of unearthing it. With poignant vocals laid over hauntingly mesmeric piano or guitar, each track is deeply contemplative, offering narcotized instructions about how to break free from the past. Tin seamlessly outlines a guide to moving on.

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"[Tin] was written straight after returning home from what I thought was an indefinite overseas trip," Lam told the FADER in an email. "Lyrically it is about not wanting to drag someone into the same uncertain path. Ultimately, its about that push to move on, becoming independent again—or at least faking those things." Tin is out today via Solitaire.

Nearly Oratorio’s Tin EP Is About Moving On, Or At Least Faking It