In Isolation EP
See Blue Audio Records
Out 11th September
This fascinating artist of beatless, dream inspiring music is back on form with three sparkling tracks. This North London mix-maker has been working seriously hard behind the scenes for some time. The latest production mirrors the morale of the day with everyone in isolation. As the nation prepares to ride the second wave and hopefully keep it to a minimum, what better than some more sonic cartography in the psyche. Mink Freud provides exactly what we need.
It begins with Everyone's Indoors. Looped strums mingle with waxing depths as an electronic melody begins to pulsate in the gloom. Digital strings warp in strange bubbles of anti-tension while the tempo continues to strengthen. Gradual progress brings depth and beauty together as dark-wood staircases lead to mysterious libraries and chambers. An atmosphere of strange exploration permeates the air as we breathe in the mysterious energy.
Next is Chrome. This one opens out with a chatty and energetic bass, gracefully muffled to not over-power the warm and inviting strings that accompany it. A clattering hat speaks volumes as it rattles along a gently programmed rhythm. Tones strike mild chords which ghost alongside findings and moor-rope. A mechanical edge fidgets with warm and passive fingers as gentle motion guides the evolution of the track. An imaginary journey with a rough transcript for intrigue ensues.
The final offering begins with an organ sound that resonates on spiritual levels. We sit closer as harmonies create polygons of sonic imagery in the air. A glistening bounces from the angular sides as they gently turn to face the shimmering windows. A sincerity builds behind in a smooth and subconscious pressure that adds weightlessness to the sprinkles of expertly designed sound. Hawksmoor transcends our senses and reveals astral objects above our dimension of vision. We sense them, we appreciate they are there.
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Rowan Blair Colver for The Electro Review.