- Boulder, CO
The title of this track, "keukenhof gardens" has already piqued my interest, let's see what we have here... I'm hearing a Mogwai vibe/influence right from the jump, which is fantastic because I absolutely love Mogwai. The start/stop percussion that begins around .35 gently pushes the track forward, but without giving it too much momentum, being careful in not tearing the musical fabric holding the song together. The percussion matches the somber & drone-y synths (midi?) beautifully. The buildup of strings at 2:27 casts a ray of sunshine on the composition, and the crickets at 3:07 add depth, and will perhaps even give the listener a visual reference for being outside at dusk. I'm enjoying this track & love the sounds & notes that you chose here. The track is cinematic, & something I could easily see & hear being used as a film score; or even something to enjoy while relaxing with headphones on, drinking chamomile tea. I appreciate you sharing this with me & will be happy to share it on twitter. Keep it up!
This is as trippy as I thought it might be, the very definition of chilled out yet it isn’t in any way throwaway. There is an edge, you can almost hear Chris Topher’s mind thinking about the next move as each shimmering part makes its entrance. This is something that would have fitted perfectly into the fabled electronic Trans-Siberian compilations of the nineties and as such demands repeat plays. And it is on these successive plays that the song truly reveals its warm and inviting personality. Not sure if the 45RPM signifies that it is getting a vinyl single release but it really deserves to get one.