Rapture is aptly named as it’s something of a sonic delight, with lots of layers of sound and effects revealing themselves upon multiple listens. Further, each syllable of every word feels like it’s been thought about, and they are squeezed out sparingly in a very light and frothy style, often slightly behind the beat, which feels extra cool.
Mainly instrumental, then, and a love letter to the employment of adding reverb to sound, this album represents huge trips of introspection and simple melodic and tonal exploration – marking it out as something of a one-off. The fact that it all kind of hangs together as one concept is surprising, but it definitely does.
Throughout, the sound is technically pristine and sculpted while the vocals remain very human. It’s glossy and gorgeous.
Borrowing the keyboard aesthetic of a Tame Impala album, On My Mind is a very cool piece of electro pop that is chock-full of aural delights. Truly great arranging and sharp production elevate a memorable tale of longing.
A little research unveils that music incorporating 432Hz may have healing properties. I know that I feel better for having listened to something so accomplished, undeniably moving and simply gorgeous.
As it turns out, the Belle Sounds are aptly named, and I Lose Myself manages to sound both nostalgic and forward-looking whilst remaining very much its own entity.
What a treat to review such a well-realised and tastefully-produced song. Impressive, wide-screen, spacious, addictive.
Eight original tracks designed with care, with clear emotion and professionalism combined. Breathe Me In as a complete project is a rewarding journey to embark upon – the perfect choice this summer but also offering a timeless quality with a notable lightness.
When: 18:00 – Sunday 20th March, 2016. Where: 48 Kingsland Road, E2 8DA London, UK. Genres: Lovers Rock, Reggae, Dub, Roots, Dubstep. Reminder: Attend over on Facebook. Sunday Chill Out Lounge’s Special Guest this month is Winston Reedy, voted Britain’s Best Reggae Singer 3 years-in-a-row after leaving the Cimarons. Also Featuring the amazing voice of Cassandra London, … Continued