Reasons to be optimistic. Casting memory back to a distant past sees producer Black Light Smoke conjure up all sorts of eloquent and emotionally resonate sounds in the process, which you may or may not already be well acquainted with. However, this is not so much a journey backwords as this very much feels here and now tuning into the grainy shades that populate modern day culture. Which are in turn reflected back by the blurred production style. Incorporating a diverse set of musical influences, asserting themselves across the numbers, lends it all a playful feeling as vocals are chopped and twisted such as on the eighties flavoured The Right way, while remaining more soulful on the 90’s styled, organ bassline driven title. Golden Chairs ends with a nod to classic Detroit yet remains mangled, as ever, through Black Light Smoke’s imagination resulting in this distinctive yet reassuringly familiar set of tracks.
Release: September 6