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Sounds of the summer

Written by: 25 May 2016 No Comment

Super busy and every time I think of doing something to put up here (new mix, new chart, new blather) I don’t have enough time, so I figure lets just roll out some individual tunes I like from time to time and see how we go.

Recently been digging Fast Moving Cars forthcoming on Blackest Ever Black. Digging the dubwise production and detached delivery, bonus video of Carla(?) going swimming presumably somewhere in Australia – there might be crocs in that water.

‘Fast Moving Cars’: the debut solo single from Carla dal Forno (F ingers, Tarcar). Poignant, alluring, happy/sad art-pop…Both a song of devotion and a dream of leaving. Languid, dubwise, stoned-immaculate, but with a heartbreaking clarity and economy of expression.

The arrangement is stark, if not austere: heavy, rooted bassline, dry snare hits, astral synth-drift and whispers of reverb that conspire to open space rather than fill it. It’s the perfect staging for CDF’s voice, a floating alto at once coolly detached and disarmingly close, human, relatable.

“Don’t be so daft, do something exciting…” The lyrics are frank; fluent in the feelings that underpin the beginning, middle and end of a relationship. Is this music of loss or of gain? Resignation or resolve? Escape or escapism? Song and singer remain a mystery, the truth just out of reach.

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