Sun Above Your Eyes
"Sun Above Your Eyes" is a new EP from Orelse continues in that vein, where spare 4/4 frameworks are established early on and the main focus of each track is essentially about how the resulting gaps are filled. Most often it's with a roughshod collection of pinging toms, sharpened claps and swirling pads, though plenty of found sounds also lurk within. The version of Stanisha is aptly named for its modern lullaby overtones. If you have young kids, the soft edged and rippling chords which roll over more kinetic beats and hi-hats might be the perfect thing to send them off to sleep. A muffled sax and vocals also infuses the already fuzzy ambiance with yet more soulfulness, while the remixes are the sound of playing outdoors on a hazy and lazy summer afternoon come from Franzis-D remix. T-Dallas remix does that trick of pairing fairly firm, well-defined drums and crisp percussion with more rolling and incidental melodies and streams of earthy hues. Finally even though remix of Erdi Irmak reconciles the trio with their more indie roots, through its campfire strumming and debonair vocal harmonies, it uncomfortably sticks out next to its surroundings.