Monday, June 13, 2011
Loving... "Alluvial EP" by Northcape (@northcape)
I've said it before and I'll say it again... I follow some really creative people on Twitter. Tonight's case in point is @northcape whose four track EP Alluvial on elpa music is a collection of the most wonderful downtempo electronica.
It has been on repeat almost non-stop since I downloaded it over the weekend because it reminds me of the very best of boards of canada... with its warm retro synths sounds and emphasis on melody.
I particularly like the waves of synths that provide an organic and natural feel to the tracks. I also like the sparse use of beats and percussion... that add to the soundscape sparingly and don't overpower the melody.
Alluvial is my kind of electronica... warm, melodic and inviting with a sense of openness... the kind of music that is deliberate and unhurried without any sense of pretence or fashion. I might go as far as saying timeless like the subject matter that inspired it.
Recommended. Free to download via archive.org