Brave New World
Cold Star Media
Ex James keyboard player Richard Evans has just released his debut album. Brave New World is the video single that flagships his electro sound. Synthwave and electronica sound like the future and what better way to push the boat out than by singing about it, too. Imagining a day where the human genome is completely different, thanks to contaminants in the water and gene-editing technology, Brave New World studies the possible reality that waits for us. Known for his prolific arts career, Evans is a phenomenal writer and digital artist with his music fields producing harvest all the while. The Manchester based musician has achieved nine awards already from the British Arts Council and another from Creative England. How does he do it?
Swishes of sound resonate with vibration and tone as the swelling begins. Keyboard layers smooch in darkly lit corridors as jostling harmonies make room for a swaggering percussion layer. Formations of like-minded bars add to the direction of the groove which invites the lyrics to begin. A brit-pop sound to Richard Evans' voice provides a soulful edge to the upbeat and lively composition. Meandering passages of flowing gated synth coalesce and sparkle in gleeful moments of realisation. Laid-back and also full of life, Brave New World fills the senses with an intelligent array of futuristic sounds.
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