“You can’t escape from something if you don’t know what it is, so acknowledgement in one form or the other must take place.”
This album manages to be conceptually heavy at the same time as being delightfully carefree. In a nutshell, it encapsulates a mindset that we could all use a little help adopting in times like these.
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.
The whole tune screams purpose and direction and is all about feel. Harmonic relationships are employed on the guitar sounds to build warmth and develop interest, though the whole arrangement of Realise also (for me) replicates a transmission that’s broken, hypnotic and dirty, and no less urgent for all of that.
Coming in at close to the eight minute mark, the track effectively takes its audience on a complex and hypnotic journey through rhythm, thought, and the depths of space.
The unmistakable sound of Ladonna Rama returns this month with a song that welcomes a dash of electric guitar and a notably more angsty, emotionally resentful tone that attempts to take back control and self-empowerment.
Blending the classic vocals of a big-band, indie hit from yesteryear, with multiple layers of distorted, euphoric synths – Kiss Me Like The Devil boldly walks the line between optimism & melancholy.
An ever-intriguing Thamatic get the chemistry on point with this EP. Offering up everything from image and concept to sound, style and intention, this trilogy shines light on everything it means to be an indie act on their way to something meaningful and lasting. First we have the mellow yet uplifting, increasingly ambient and immersive … Continued
Your mind begins to wander, the world passing by through the window of the train – the universe speeding past in a colourful blur as you float through space.
What begins as a scratch DJ demo of sorts, soon evolves through various details of an industrial soundscape, towards a soulful RnB vocal line and plenty of space for conceptual consideration.
Undoubtedly one of Ltronnika’s most unusual & incomparable releases to date, #MissionToParadise sees the producer dig deep into melodic exploration, presenting a long-form progression that seems to forever twist & turn & evolve.
Originally intended or inspired by a reaction to all things Brexit, Paul Alty’s new collection has ended up poignantly underlining much of what the world is struggling with right now – and simultaneously delivering a worthy escape from it.