There’s a lot of space on this record, the vibe is light & atmospheric – laying bare certain ideas & really keeping your focus on the thoughts within, as well as allowing you that room & that time to consider & understand it all.
Fernweher as a songwriter takes on the essence of both poetry & musical creativity to paint these thoughtful soundscapes that surround you in a fairly dreamlike, hypnotic aura. The artist makes certain you know the concept, that this key idea is familiar & recognisable.
The project has a distinct thread throughout that keeps things familiar, though every song brings something unpredictable & quite special to the stage. It’s an interesting collection that really presents a distinct stamp of identity.
The music alone, throughout Kuru, is complex & ever-evolving. The detail is superb, the creativity is unstoppable. When you pair the music & the video, the result is superb.
The time it’s taken to complete this album makes so much sense once you find yourself lost in the midst of it. Seventeen tracks make for a classic hip hop project that will last you as long as you need it to.
Flawlessly combining the retro vibes of the 80s with the absolute ear-wormery of modern pop, Perfect Chair is a track you only need to hear once for it to leave its mark. A huge song, immediately satisfying & enjoyable from start to finish.
The wait for an appropriately entrancing video for this particular single makes so much sense once you’ve witnessed the final presentation. The scenery & shots within are offered up in a distinctly natural manner, which makes it connect all the more intensely.
A huge thank you to 2018 & B.D.U.B for the absolute classic that is The Lone Wolf Theory EP. Relighting the energy & freshness of original hip-hop – the realness, the story telling, the character, the space, the colour, the creativity – this project has it all.
There are numerous occasions during the listening experience when it feels necessary to point out how perfectly relevant, inspiring & uplifting the music is. Every song adds to the optimism & vibrancy of the completed release.
Phoenix/NEBULIN are an incredible band, they do what they do with absolute conviction & power. It makes for a stunning playlist – the sort you can return to again & again; whenever the noise of the world seems a little too disjointed or overwhelming.
Not only does Alexa Morgan have a beautifully smooth, soulful singing voice, but All Night Long has a really great sense of rhythm about it, and this comes through in everything all at once.
The unexpectedly haunting new single from Pauline Frechette. This dark or deeply reflective jazz aura emerges, alongside of which Pauline’s emotional performance seeks to captivate & hypnotize listeners.