Accelra - EP1 Reversals

Accelra – EP1 Reversals

A relaxing Friday afternoon piece here, a free EP from London based Gavin Singleton, aka Accelra.

There’s something both immediate and distant about the three tracks on this EP

There’s something both immediate and distant about the three tracks on this EP. The simplicity of the instrumentation gives way to the expertly crafted atmospherics whilst maintaining subtle, unobtrusive progression; this is the kind of music you can bask in. The title track Reversals might be the most impressive of the three on offer, deftly creating and manipulating moods spanning relaxation to foreboding. Definitely worth a listen.

 

Stargrazer - Trieste

Stargrazer – Trieste

Trieste is a concept album which seeks to put the listener into the shoes of Jaques Piccard and Lt Don Walsh, the only two men to have ever travelled to the bottom of the world’s deepest ocean.

not a party starter or even a contemplative number, but a compelling narrative that left me feeling electric.

Comprising by turn tranquility, wonder, foreboding and promise, the 15 minute piece succeeded in instilling an other worldly feeling in me. Best listened to in headphones, immersing yourself in this piece is an enriching experience – not a party starter or even a contemplative number, but a compelling narrative that left me feeling electric.

There’s a blurb on the Bandcamp page, linked below, which details some backstory about the mission, and it will complement the music perfectly. …And yes, I realise that given the subject matter feeling ‘electric’ might not have been the most appropriate choice of words.

Taylor M - NesT

Taylor M – Nest

On Taylor M.’s NesT, healthy doses of white noise and interference are the backdrop for distant, unsure tones, beautiful and deformed, many tracks more soundscape than anything else, and a greater emphasis on tonality than melody.

NesT is in part relaxing, in part rousing, and if you enjoy moodscapes it’s certainly worth immersing yourself in.

Percussion feels as though utilised purposefully, and the conspicuously man made nature of the drums and rhythms instil a sense of them playing a human element in a soundscape in which timbres represent elements in a journey through an unfamiliar plane.

Techniques such as momentarily fading out an otherwise contstant noise bed, or cutting short a reverb tail, introduced a surreal element to the tracks, both breaking the illusion and, paradoxically, throwing me further into the world.

NesT is in part relaxing, in part rousing, and if you enjoy moodscapes it’s certainly worth immersing yourself in.

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