Sunday, March 4, 2012
New track and accompanying video from Tom Crandles now. Back in October we reviewed his eponymous debut EP, the four tracks of which glistened with nostalgia. Layered with a beautifully hazy experimental noise, melodies and thoughts and colours splashed across their fast-moving sonic bodies. 'In The Summer' marks a subtle departure from the sound however, and instead recalls 'Lost At Sea', Crandle's contribution to Hartzine/Beko's 2011 compilation. 'In The Summer remains intoxicated with reverb, a slower sensibility taking a hold on the despondent, post-punk vocals. Guitars and unassuming drums lend the song a sense of almost unnoticeable hope, swirling and floating through Crandle's wistful moot of a lost love. Analogue pops and crackles match the videos kaleidoscopic implosions, an infrequent image of Tom emerging, ethereal, transcendent and beautifully insubstantial.