Soulful sonic architects, connoisseurs of beatific beats and sound design par excellence –London based Zero 7 – are back – with the kind of sun-kissed blue-sky study of sparkle that is expected from the boys.
Early singles Breathe Me and Destiny, taken from their 2001 album Simples Things, saw the duo collaborate with renowned Australian singer and songwriter Sia.
Now, Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker aka Zero 7 bring us an exciting dance-floor track taken from new EP – Take Me Away – to be released on July 28th.
This runs like a train in the night.
It is a trip. It jolts along the rocky track with a purpose in its heart.
The sounds are an assortment of ceramic waste pieces.
The design has an almost three-dimensional feel to it.
The vocal brushes gently through the holes and the fragmented partitions that make up the accompaniment.
And the truant chorus is wafer thin and slightly fractal.
The melody encompasses space – but seems to shy away from corners.
This is a fantasy constructed in concrete space-drops…
An exercise in extraordinary fabrication and configuration.
@neilmach © 2014