Experimental artist Faded Gold is back with her atmospheric EP, Tides. Getintothis’ Tom Konstantynowicz surrounds himself with her ambient new sounds.
Tides is a sweeping transportation device into the depths of your imagination as you’re carried away on waves of chime-like keys and ethereal vocals from opener The Marriage into the title track.
If you could buy into the much maligned ‘journey’ metaphor just for a moment, say the title track is the epic voyage then Homelands is the euphoric arrival amid a mass of rousing synths.
A prodigious talent, it’s difficult to place Chew in a direct comparison but perhaps think some kind of celestial lovechild of The Knife and Enya and you’ll get a sense of what’s going on here.
Although predominantly instrumental, when Chew’s vocals do enter the fray, they act as another layer of sound rather than a centre piece. In Signals they sooth like whale song amid the light shimmers of electro-percussion, which has an air of campanology about it.
Falling sees the record flicker out in a brief haze of fuzz and delicate keys, the melancholy inducing climax of a dazzling collection of ambient soundscapes for you to drift away alongside.
Tides is out now via Mirror Mirror Records.