Thursday 4 July 2013


Does the world need more music? Ys. Probably, anyway. That's just my opinion. Maybe you're a music-hater - that's ok, though. Nothing can be everyone's cup of tea. But there are just so many possibilities left open to all the different people of the world, as well as all those brains that are yet to be born, so many sequences yet to be done in so many particular ways in particular tempos and with particular effects with endless combinations of beats and indefatigable chili-strings of ornamentation and decoration. And that's why new music always needs to be made. Cause it's always gonna be different yo. Exploration. And it's always nice to anticipate what new things will appear.

With that in mind, here's something new. It is also different. Aligning with the glitch/electronica kind of genre is more of an advantage for making more varied music, I think - the amount of dial-turning and wave-bending you can do in this area is really conducive to a sound as varied as all the life that you find swimming about in the ocean, from organic to synthetic. For that reason I think that this particular corner of the music world is quite interesting.

Anyway, yes, new music from the Canterbury-based Koloto (real person name: Maria Sullivan). She also plays bass in math-rock band Delta Sleep. But this is all Koloto talk today. She's recently released a new song called 'Fox Tales'. Here it is.

It beings with winding mellow synth chrods, stretched out gently to leave a whispy imprint of lingering emotion, which becomes the foundation for pretty much the whole song. These chords are taken on an adventure; through shivering percussion - rattling clacks and schizoid metallic shakes, all of it imbued with a matured essence of the playful stylings of a music-lesson vibraslap - and through lush ball-bearing clouds of marimba plonks, all the time hovering over a sea that is by turns calm and then beset by wild movement governed by the evident skill in carving out an increasingly intense beat: galleon-falls-from-sky snare, under-water-volcano-erupts kick. Deep bass swims booming below.

Koloto commands a nice dynamic, switching the instrumental narratives flowingly to create ebbs into calm and floods of fluid noise. Lots to do with the sea and stuff. That's cause the sound literally is watery, rich and rippling. So much babble. I'm sorry but that's just how it's gone. She's got an EP coming out late summer for your information.

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