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.
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!
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!
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.