REVIEWS ARE IN ARTIST SERVER: ACOUSTIC IN TOP 200 CHARTS
TRACK: A PALE WINTERS PAST
POSITION:TOP 200 IN MARCH
LENGTH: 3:52LINK: HERE
The mandolin and accompanying acoustic instrument chords smells of post 2002 Amon Tobin or Coldcut when they are in 'live mode.' This is how the track begins and it wastes no time to launch away with the scattergun kick drum break that sprays and layers the treble range aptly.
If you were to add visuals to this think something of a hazy late 90s MTV2 video, in fact this may be an ode to those times or those sounds.
From the beginning or after 30 seconds you can tell this is going to be more of a loop-based track where you have pretty much heard the whole song in the first riff, like chemical brothers block rockin beats.
The two bar mandolin riff is repeated throughout and is what leads the track all the way through. It is mellow, melancholic, longing, like it belongs on the soundtrack of a Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams film.
Instruments: performed live and efficient. does the job.
Ideas: linear loop based track, could fit into a soundtrack easily
Mixdown: obviously the frequency range of the mandolin leaves everything else for dead so perhaps it could be lowered or cushioned with more accompanying chords with lower ranges?
Would I listen to another track like this from Uncle Reg straight away?
I think I have had my fill of mandolins for now.
HERE IT IS: