She Has Powers / For The First Time In My Life
TBR: May 21st
Since the popularity of Sentimental Idiot, the high-flying debut that saw Kempes sought after by a number of labels, a new double-A release is headed for the streaming sites. One half of Kempes is Passarella Death Squad's Danny Passarella and the other is Tom Wegg-Prosser from We Have Band. Released on his home-grown label, the Passarella brand has already seen signings from The Future Has A Silver Lining, Perc, and Oliver Ho. Created alongside Darryl Davis, who was instrumental in the formation of Ruthless Records, the imprint is an ideal foundation to stand new material.
She Has Powers begins with a tone of synthesiser that pulses with subtle hats and snares. Melody reaches from the synthesiser across the decorative beats. Bass then layers in on a thundercloud and new drums rise with an amplitude within the mix. Extra harmonisations prickle the scenery with tension and drive as a fun and morish tempo pounds with simple yet effective drums. More melody unravels, a progression is clear as a techno feel stitches the modern selection of sounds.
Next, a thumping bass rhythm opens. Tube sounds resonate with breezy pitches that hum along vibrating fronts. Bass and new drums begin, they churn and drone in hanging beams of percussive drive. A dream-like transition of notes and harmony styles allows forms of sculpted sound to join in mid-air collisions between wavefronts. New pulsing rhythmic synthesiser is layered on, the delivery sections the bass into chunks that move in steps which match the drums. With a strong sense for imagery and dramatic fills that sweep the sound, For The First Time In My Life soars with pouncing joy.
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