Album Review: S L O W - S L O W

4 November 2015 | 1:05 pm | Rhys Anderson

​"5/5 soundtrack to summer barbecues and road trips to the coast."

A collaboration between celebrated indie-pop singer Calypso Brown and DJ/Producer Cal Young (The Scientists Of Modern Music, Asta), the self-titled EP is perhaps one of the most exciting releases of the year.

Opening with racing synths and a lyric-heavy melody, the first track Washed Out Fantasy is a short fuse set alight. The single, At Midnight, a more evolved production in the vein of Asta’s My Heart Is On Fire, has already found surprising early success when it was used by designer Elie Saab for the Haute Couture Autumn/Winter fashion show in Paris.

S L O W has a glossy signature sound that perhaps best finds its voice in the slow soulful track Got This Feelin’. It opens with sustained emotive synth with bright clicks and hi-hats in an inventive use of sound space. It’s a standout that shows brilliant dynamic harmony between the lush evocative tones of Brown’s voice and Young’s unique ear for production that made The Scientists Of Modern Music a standout Australian act.

Perhaps most impressive is that this collaborative effort was the result of only a few short months of development at Young’s studio in Tasmania. The final result is a mid-tempo EP with shimmery pulsing synths and feeling. S L O W is a great EP to pick up for any fan of electronica in the vein of RÜFÜS and Hermitude, with a refreshing storytelling approach to electronic songwriting.

Don't miss a beat with our FREE daily newsletter

5/5 soundtrack to summer barbecues and road trips to the coast.