‘These Four Walls’ is a beautiful balance of muscular low end and billowing synths. Smoothly interchanging warped and distorted soulful vocals with lullaby – like snaps over an ever evolving track that segues flawlessly throughout. As with all Ambassadeurs’ productions the nuance is there with subtle bells, kalimba, found sounds and various effects and delays lying in wait for the listener who delves deeper into the mix. It’s an aural delight with an infectious melody.
Having recently worked alongside Turkish psychedelic icon Selda Bağcan on a forthcoming EP there has obviously been an influence, as ‘Surrender’ carries a definite Eastern character with it. More dancefloor focused than the opener it develops from an off kilter beat and percussive flourishes to a luscious tapestry of reverbed synths in a similar vein to his hugely successful Halos EP.
‘3AM’ opens with atmospheric and textural synths building into a brooding, late night beat that is perfectly accompanied by Bo Rocha’s unique and soulful vocals. She expertly leads the line with a performance reminiscent of Kate Bush at her peak. Her style is unquestionable with sudden jumps across octaves and beautiful harmonising ensuring the listener is captivated throughout. As well as the eminently memorable top line, Ambassadeurs’ songcraft and attention to detail is ever-present throughout this velvety production.
released March 31, 2017
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