The English dream-wave project Acre Tarn released their latest single Lanterns on the 13th.
Acre Tarn – Photo by Ben Roberts
A track that finds Acre Tarn with the ethereal combinations of electronics with which they have become associated, Lanterns flows readily into the ears of the listener as the instantly recognisable voice of Anna-Louisa Etherington surfaces into earshot.
The piece has a sense of isolated musings which become enriched and built upon by the developing pace as Lanterns progresses through its five minute evolution.
First introduced in May of last year with their first recording, This Once, the extensive use of spacious deeper tones, have been replaced with more complex intricacy in Lanterns and it will be interesting to see where Acre Tarns head next.
The duo of Acre Tarn – based in England released their four track EP – Clasp & Shake on the 12th.
Acre Tarn – Clasp & Shake – artwork
Opening with This Once, which was the introduction to the band back in May, remains a strong and atmospheric track of particular pleasure.
Circles with it’s reverse recording gives the track a fracturing which is off-set by a malevolent bass line which rumbles into the ears as the piece rotates through it’s three and a half minute cycle.
Wishing Bone is a more mystical beast with hints of Indian-subcontinental promise and Icelandic fragility as Acre Tarn explore a vocal led piece of music.
Concluding with Skeleton Key, which is my pick of the release, finds the duo rounding off the sixteen minute Clasp & Shake with a sub-woofer challenging track which bends tempo and time-shifts like a reflection in a ripple on a pond.
With an EP planned for later this year, the duo who are Acre Tarn have made their first recording available – This Once. The captivating and brooding tempo combined with ethereal vocals intimate Acre Tarn, potentially, will quickly make their mark on the music scene.
A couple of gigs are scheduled in Manchester, with more waiting final confirmation.