Friday, 30 December 2011
Kindness - SEOD
Electronica can be such a mixed bag at times that it's difficult to walk into a new track from the genre without at least some trepidation. We all can recount hearing at least one horror story of a 'song', a gloopy mish-mash of nothingness, an exercise in pulling out every synthetic tool in the box, resulting in a general failure at creating anything of merit at all.
But thankfully, SEOD, the new track from Polydor-signed Kindness is about as far away from these horror stories as electronica goes. What it is instead is an exciting adventure trip into past influences - expect lots of late 80s/early 90s house flavours and spacey, flanged synth riffs.
It's a glorious medley of sound that sounds constantly expansive, each minute building on the last. The beats are deliciously retro, all drum-machine click and hiss. As the piano and sax hooks roll in five minutes into the track, SEOD is already building to an ecstatic highlight of a crescendo.
Acting as a follow-up to October release Cyan, both tracks are set to feature on upcoming full-length effort World, You Need A Change Of Mind, released on the 19th March.