Time To Recover LP
Sonar Kollectiv Records
TBR: 28th May
When Feiertag released his inaugural production back in 2015, his name and sound quickly took to the electronica scene. Meant to be together, this multi-talented musician took his professional drumming experience into the electronic circuit via clever technology and extra-intellectual rhythms. Now with 2 best-selling EP releases and a whole run of successful singles, Time To Recover offers us a rich polygon of music.
It begins on dusty looped guitar that shimmers in a hip-hop drive. Funky bass-driven drums crack open the rhythm section and sloshy cymbals knit the tones together. Tonal chords strum and bounce around the relaxed yet energetic rhythm. A trip-hop atmosphere pins the poster to the wall. Flurries of synth and string break like waves over a beach of bass. Stranger To One glows with anticipation. Yearn is next, featuring Oli Hannaford and Tessa Rose Jackson. It begins on rattling bass and drum as melodic vocal chants a tempo with words. It begins with Oli and shifts to Tessa as pianos and bass rise and fall in choppy bars. Silken song drifts like loosely windswept banners from tall towers of sound. Plunging rhythms hit home as gut-felt lyrics about not wanting to leave play out.
A whisking sound sampled over drum loops begins with a small section of stereo. This fans out with the addition of bass and melodic bells. Tones repeat and loop around a spiral of snare, kick, and hat. Synthesiser samples are thrown into dub effects that echo and fade with each passing wave. Strings rise from harmonising lakes as drifting notes escape into the clouds. Solidity defines the space between hard surface and all its temporary parts. A punch of tone rings out on a red carpet of bass and laid-back drumming. Tessa Rose Jackson returns in Follow. On form, her smooth delivery crafts and crumbles over deep and sensual beats. Synthesiser calls out through triumphant rhythms that crawl in deep and seductive dances. A verse chorus progression twirls on the turn-tables as the progressive pressure gradually rises in the adaptation of the composition.
Rhythmic synthesiser rings over sticks of tempered beats that grow into thick forests of percussion across a section of bars. Chords resonate and vibe across bass and snare that reach through the thickness of sound. Melodic tune is stitched in on a patchwork quilt of soft and comfortable vibrancy. Memoir rises and falls with orchestral clarity, folds of percussive flow trace the patterns onto new forms of structure and harmony. Funky bass collapses into drums and vocal as the mingled sound throws verses into a silken atmosphere. Featuring James Alexander Bright, Alright pounds with classic disco sensations and flowers of hand-picked transition. Uplifting bass chunks and breezy vocals telling us it's okay really does feel like it was needed deeply.
Riptide follows and has the brilliant Tessa Rose Jackson as the singer. Sleek guitar and drums work together in parcels of flow. Tessa progresses the vocal line as the music grows in lush outcrops of sculpted craft. Moreish verses unwrap choruses that use hooks and one-liners to keep the energy in full flux. Rolls on snare and staggered kick drum bring a jiggle of tempo that snugly fits a jazzical mannequin that postures and peers in symbolic gestures. A crackle of snare and kick-drum breaks open the egg with cymbal rising to greet them. Voice curls from the seed, it reaches into loose topsoil and finds the light-source. Gradual growth to the pulse of nature's clock sees a birth of electric guitar and warm reverberations. The voice sample in Remote Island rides on a short wave until the surf washes up into the next track.
Melodic keys create a circular muffled and emotive melody as strings and drum add new perspectives into the layering. Breaks define sectional briefs in the composition that shift like self-made landscapes obeying the pressures of change. Yucca smoothly decorates the airwaves with choppy and dream-inspiring tones. Pretend joins in. A repeating bell chime begins to drift into softened tones. More notes join the repeating phrase which begin to describe something deeper and more story unfolds. Drums crash through the barrier and begin to rhythmically adjust the harmonising flow. New elements of tempo rise into grasping hands of composition. Bursts of colour flow from gaps held together by crashes of drum and lingering synthesiser.
A jangle of hand-claps and spiralling tones fill the air. Rhythm opens further as bass and shakers fill the spaces followed by cymbals and a casual break. Keyboard tones and stringed bass begin to jam along the lines of pulsing synthesiser and character-laden drumming. Effects top the piece with various twinges of loops and reverb that mash together in a sonic celebration of funky grooves. Saccharine 374 flows from the spoon like golden syrup onto tart summer fruits. Msafiri Zawose lends a vocal to the next track. An African vibe calls through spacious synthesiser and marching percussion. Pitches of tone repeat in harmonising rivers of sound as the layers build and loop. Rhythms and compositions flow to the sound of the vocal sample that builds with the ever progressing drum-score. Trepidation is upbeat and euphoric yet continues to surprise with new and exciting changes.
A Spanish guitar leans in, Bilbao riffs with drums and chord forms picked at double-speed. Strings begin to harmonise as the tuba-like bass section wobbles from left to right. A graceful build is kept rolling by a progressive slump through hot and dreamy days. A rumbled crackle opens out with wavering bass. With GOSTO on the mic, Stronger reveals a soft and sensual inside. Deep and soulful builds of tone dress the drums with flowing garbs definitive of evening low-light relaxation. Raise a glass and sit back as the toast to the future wishes us all well. It builds into a static and energy infused delve into dancing frenzies.
Shining tones reflect from rippling lakesides as vinyl like crackle fluff and warm the crevices. A resonant bass launches into the warm stillness as a long stretch of stringed resonance flows outward into yonder horizons. Panorama is the penultimate track and a short breather before we hit the marvellous Where We Are Now. Featuring the beautiful voice of Pete Josef, husky and crisp vocals harmonise with the smooth progression of bass and string. Sombre drums strike a mellow percussive streak which grows as the chorus builds with a heavy push of harmony. With orchestrations and cinema-like atmospheric engineering the music drifts like a loose flag let go of its fastening and allowed to flutter into the unknown. If we look carefully, it's a symbol of a rich human heart.
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