Fantasy Rainbow - 'Condominium' [Listen]
On November 5th Fantasy Rainbow (aka 19-year-old Oliver Catt) releases his debut album via Heist or Hit Records, and we've got the second single from it for you to check out.
The album in question is entitled Bos Taurus (we very much approve of that name) and the single is called 'Condominium', which is perhaps one of the finest tracks he's released so far.
Check out 'Condominium' below (which is released on October 9th) and look out for him if you're in NYC this October as he's playing the CMJ 2012 Music Marathon.
It's slow and considered and carefully nuanced and brimming with subtle dynamics. [read more]
Beginning with reverbing clicks and soft, intergalactic synth, the track samples Justin Timberlake's vocals from 'Until The End Of Time', which seem to echo off into a distant backdrop of heart-shaped nebulae and flickering star clusters. The beat approaches you with all its rolling hi-hat goodness, oscillating betweeen cymbal-supported snares and groups of bouncy kick, underpinning it all with a glossy surge of sub-bass. [read more]
A slice of taasu - a Wolof-language (spread between Senegal, Gambia & Mauritania) poetic style, usually performed by a female griot (West African storyteller/historian/poet) with an aggressive flow, thought to be a precedent of rap – it features rainy marimba sounds, wild almost breakbeat style drums, and synthesised distorted guitar which drips with delightful MIDI-esque simplicity. [read more]