Noises Made Figuring Things Out EP
Out 3rd September
Poxy Records founding member Pop Wallace is back on the front row with a brand new EP. Noises Made Figuring Things Out combines extra-ordinary song-writing skills with a drive for making people happy through music. Alongside Lenny Melon and Willhouse as part of the original Poxy Records team, the crowd-funded Good Boy LP was Wallace's first album and Poxy's first proper pressing. Now Pop Wallace once more flies the banner of buoyancy and bohemianism with this independently produced and established sound line. As no stranger to radio and media attention, with his Ireland home regularly mentioning and playing his music, the rest of the world has already begun to catch on to this hook line and sinker and are gladly being reeled in.
The music starts with Resume. A drunken piano tone resonates into a score of drums and rhythmic chords. Throbbing bass and rolling drums fantasise and project images of warmth and togetherness as the catchy and relaxing composition moves forward. Snares rise from the warming groove like vapours from broth that bubbles with bass and flavoursome aromas. The track changes and a moody atmosphere forms with the projection of nostalgic melodies. A bass and synthesiser begin to draw our attention as crackling static becomes snare and rhythmic plucks. A break brings out a new sense of energy as saxophone tales the lead. Bass and drums work in clever tempos to revel in the freedom and flow. Waltz With Whoever describes a once in a lifetime meeting between two like-minded dancers.
Serial Experiments is next. It begins with a groovy beat made of splashy cymbals, dapper snare, and catchy bass-lines. A vocal and guitar form a new chapter as the drumming lays back and offers a more seductive ambience. A spiral of chiming notes takes a moment to find its purpose and the drums fall back into a forward position. The mixture of melodies and forms continually fixes to the flow and makes it dynamic. It's followed by a scattered keyboard jazz and funk style rhythm hat bursts with disco quality. A combination of snare and cymbal elevate the concoction as vocal samples repeat in catchy interludes. Neat layers of repeating tempos and note selections in S.D.S. create a circular and uplifting current of music that draws you in.
A smooth and cinematic intro brings out a new sunny day before drum n bass allows a frantic energy to adapt to the vibe. Trumpet sounds and wah-wah guitar dance together in a matched synchrony. More vocal samples wash the sound with human qualities and huge drums shine and colour the notes to the sound of driving and rubber infused bass. Wet Whistle throws everything up at us and we catch the prizes with open arms. Next up is Cold Summer. Chilled and relaxed beats work with muted piano that sinks into comfiness as descriptive melody finds the time. Warm subtlety rises in undercarriages of string before another dimension is revealed through deep meditative subjection.
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