Bonecold - Somnipath

Bonechild – Somnipath

The Oh Drat studio move is complete! The set up, however, seems to be dragging on somewhat. Nonetheless, we’re nearly there and I’m really looking forward to getting some more tutorials out to you guys. As usual though, for now we’re marking the end of the week with some music to get you into the weekend.

There’s a necessary melancholy to music like this, as it conjures nostalgic memories, stirs latent desires and feelings, and ultimately fades into peace

Something about Somnipath’s opening gambit really reminds me of golden era Faithless; the ambience, clean sounds and involving atmospherics plus a certain thing I can’t quite put my finger on. As the LP progresses, the future garage tag seems an appropriate pigeon hole – Burial-esque Ark Vase, with filtered drums and haunting vocal snippets, is an archetypal example of the genre and it’s not alone on the album – but to get to the bottom of what ‘future garage’ is, beyond the recognisable wet drums and distant hums, is a difficult task. In many ways, the genre captures the slow motion, soft focused solitary float from afterparty to home, a soundtrack to silence of sorts as the memories of the night’s music and the distant thumps of the last flickers of the night rattle around a tired brain. There’s a necessary melancholy to music like this, as it conjures nostalgic memories, stirs latent desires and feelings, and ultimately fades into peace. Bonechild captures all of this with Somnipath.

Happy weekend, everyone.

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