TBR: 3rd July
Salt Lake City, is it traditionally sweat or tears? Maybe a bit of both. Igama chooses to create amazing backdrops through recorded ambience, live keyboards, guitar, and vocals. This electronic sculptor of sound now stands with this three track masterpiece. By utilising the best of several genre blends and creating a unique cocktail of sonic tonics, Igama never ceases to deliver the extraordinary and exciting.
With awkward chiming repeats, freckled with static dapples, the music begins. A sliding quality shimmers along greasy metal and sweaty wood as various timbres elevate from the mixture. Rhythm breaks like ice-cubes crackling under the addition of fresh orange. Momentary blips and dreamy interludes pin together a fabric of introspective sound. Endure relaxes us, progresses gently, and allows us space in our own mind.
Next is Warm. Wavery and rhythmic scales frolic and twirl in meadow like audio spaces. Sunny areas of distinctive trill flurry and skid in kite like movements around invisible fulcrums. Sunny guitar like bends with distinctive bluesy formations wander through the electronic avenues of rhythm and paced ambience.
The EP ends with a track called Cold. This one takes us to a polar opposite to Warm in a way, yet on a globe it's only adjacent. How our similes decay. The crispness and icy winds of sound spiral and build in currents of potential. Shifting air invigorates the space as gentle light is reflected from distant mountain ranges. A glare shimmers in the blue sky as various fishing birds flock and coil as they migrate to the coast.
You can listen to Igama on Spotify
Buy Igama Endure EP from Bandcamp
Visit Igama online
Rowan Blair Colver for The Electro Review.