Lomea – Warmest Diamonds
Another returnee is Lomea. New single Warmest Diamonds is a wonderful electronic cinematic track. A real sonic adventure, matching crushed beats with digital sounds that offer hazy drones and uplifting phrases. All the more marvellous when you realise that the sounds that feature in new single Warmest Diamonds include but are not limited to; a train rushing overhead in a rural train tunnel, firework explosions recorded on Bonfire Night, percussion made out of wooden spoons, a pitch-tuned vase, the back of an acoustic guitar as well as melodic and textural elements crafted from a variety of analogue synthesizers and the exposed strings of a piano, played with a glockenspiel mallet and heavily manipulated with guitar pedals. That should all be a beard-stroking mess. It’s to Lomea’s credit that all those things just don’t matter. Get carried away.