Cruel Mistress is a great piece of work and pays homage to its musical forebears in all the right ways. It’s recorded in a timeless and sympathetic way, and lives and dies by the trials and tribulations of our companion for the journey – Scarlett Siren.
Lounge Act Jam return with an indie-rock-infused, grunge-soaked yet rhythmically uplifting new single – the lyrically minimalist but conceptually quick to the point When The River Flows.
His dedication to Halsey seems to bring out the best in his work, and this remix makes for a strong alternative to a pop track and effectively pushes it out towards the numerous sub-genres of EDM.
There’s a slightly darker edge here – the effects, the various details and layers help really take this somewhere grittier; somewhere edgy and a little more deeply rooted in the resentment that the song speaks on.
You don’t come across complete albums that are quite so pretty & haunting & unexpected as this, the last couple of times were when Half Moon Run first emerged; MGMT before this.
Rob Larkin writes & performs from a place of passion & experience, so the finish is always very polished, very well crafted, and simultaneously very natural seeming.
The overwhelming peacefulness of the audio, the way that it seems to stop time for you as you listen, allows you to really face up to the things that matter or that have been on your mind.
The music is hugely powerful, it builds & satisfies in the perfectly realistic, alternative or progressive manner that classic instrumental rock should.
A collection of raw indie offerings that take the rhythm & mild ambiance of amplified rock music & use it to drive forwards an array of ideas & melodies.