Thanks to Robbie for yet another review.
This is a look at Y, the latest solo release from multi-instrumentalist Samuel Organ, best known for his work with the genre-defying Brighton (England) group The Physics House Band. Unlike the largely chaotic output of the latter, this EP is a collection of laid-back electronic tracks all with unique personalities.
Y begins with Drench, which is for me the stand out track of the collection. The lazy, hip-hop groove and angelic synth pads make the song reminiscent of classic trance music, like the sonic embodiment of that post-euphoric rush after an eventful night out.
Next up is Slowww, which uses a series of sampled noises to create a dirty, industrial rhythm while various synths provide a really pretty melody throughout its short time span.
Finally there’s E/\/\ER/\LD, the (somewhat) hipster title for another slice of scuzzy electronica, at once clean and bright yet pleasingly jumbled and dirty.
Y weighs in at around the ten minute mark which left me wanting more, though there are two more Samuel Organ EPs to dig your teeth into. According to the artist there is an album in the works, in the meantime check out more of his work and everything by The Physics House Band as there’s a lot to explore and appreciate.
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