Finally debutting: Catching Flies – Silver Linings #downtempo #electronic

Catching Flies’ debut album is finally out. It’s called Silver Linings and has been a long time in the making. Hard to believe that it’s seven years since I had his debut The Stars EP here when he described himself as “not shit.”

I think we can safely say that he’s blossomed into a real downtempo talent. He explains, “It’s taken me a while because I didn’t want to speak until I had something to say. I wanted to make something positive, hopeful and colourful…The world isn’t in the best place at the moment, and the last thing it needs is another dark and moody electronic record.”

The album deserves to be huge. There’s cheery electronics, bits of downtempo hip hop that hark back to people like Aim. There’s bits of Bonobo’s approach to electronica. But this is definitely more, much more, than the sum of its parts. It’s filled with summer sun, dappled shade, Pimms, kids in the park, hot tarmac and fluffy clouds. Utterly, utterly beautiful.

~ by acidted on July 6, 2019.

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