Out: 29th November
General Release: 11th January
Let's take a trip back to the beginning of the month when Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate's Malcolm Galloway released a brand new solo work on Bandcamp. Not afraid to push the boat out, this side-project takes a whole new direction. Utilising his dab-hand with the studio and its technology, Malcolm Galloway produces moving and energetic electronic compositions. This single establishes a vein that began in the thread of his previous album, which no-longer stands quite so alone. This award-winning musician and his headline-grabbing music work together to continue the journey into artistic sound destinations.
With an ensemble of phonics on horn and string, the classical swish of orchestrated pleasure generates its mood. Splatterings of bell reminisce while dappled notes form a spongy bed. Abstraction greets form and beauty in a shimmering dance of juxtaposition in emotion. Raindrops of harmony scatter through twisting clouds which strain against the natural flow of the sky. A musical adventure unfolds as new horizons shape themselves in hidden moments now alive. Terrain awash with poignant humdrum and peaks of interest fly past in moments of photographic charm. This is Chrysalis and it's like the birth of a flying fraction of the universe incarnate. Building molecules together according to predetermined instructions in order to experience the life of a separate individual.
Next is Wasp 76b. This starts like a daydream, piano-like tones dance and fluoresce within neat corners that are enchanted by mirrors. As extra dimensions spill from the narrow perspective and the seemingly eternal quality of light, passages and perspectives align themselves according the the fundamental portioning system within space and time. A masterpiece of progression, the music gradually forms new layers and platforms within, from which fountains of sound are able to flourish. Sparkling melody and lively harmonics joyously adorn a smooth tempo with quick and spritely compositions. A wave of sound builds as it travels through the bars and atop the body of kinesis sits a continually changing scene of exchange and complimentary adjustment.
We are talking a decent 20 minute release despite there being two tracks. This phenomenal and room-filling sound knits together a soundscape which tingles the mind while letting it wander into its own agenda. Not too little, not too much.
Go ahead and get your copy of Wasp 76b by Malcolm Galloway on Bandcamp
Rowan Blair Colver for The Electro Review.