ln these fast paced, exhausting times, sometimes we need music that can allow us to change our pace. VESTIGES is a great piece to do so, even though it feels like an evocative desperation in simpler times.
SADDEST SONG: Elson Complex lays down a haunting solo acoustic track that paradoxically sunlit and subterranean the sound of a muted heart. It may not be the “saddest song,” but it is pretty damn gorgeous and works as both a palate cleanser and a ruminative piece on its own.
It’s Spanish guitar but VESTIGES has a structure I’d more associate with electronic music. The repeated phrases act almost like beats or percussion. But with enough finger-style melody to give it an extra layer that lifts it up and up. Wonderful!
CALETONIA: Almost terrifyingly beautiful the artist manages to evoke a fascinatingly dark place with a sadness that doesn't really resolve. It's almost as if he is saying "hey, sometimes that's life, and you just hang on." This one brought tears to my eyes!