Life is a glitch and Sun Glitters want to ride it all night long. Their new record, 'Scattered Into Light', betrays the same affection for fragmented electronic music that remains indelible and full of pop sensibility, with beats and synths that limp towards the finish line in true underdog spirit. Now they come with added vocals: Sara Cappai comes on board to hold the whole beautiful fractured landscape together.
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Sun Glitters is an electronic paradise dreamt up by Luxembourghini Victor Ferreira, who has now ushered Italian vox demon Sara Cappai into his indeterminate musical circuit board. From a mutual appreciation of obscured album covers and whimsical summer worship they have together generated a rather uplifting slab of marbled pink vinyl that’ll get some serious midyear radio rotation. It’s probably playing in the BBC6 HQ right now.
Scattered into Light, despite its highly chopped n’ slashed nature, is a breezy unobtrusive chunk of pop that borrows heavily from the world of post-post-dubstep-whatever-beats that the likes of Lapalux, Gold Panda and those so-called ‘glo-fi’ artists put out. Remember that tag? Ah, journalism, ur so cute. So yes, expect a lot of lush swelling pads, heartwrenching basslines and skittery beats forged from recordings of coins or spliff ends. The vocals though - for things like Chet Faker and the like, the vocals are usually a vapid token gesture to add some contrived soul to a record, but Cappai’s voice is beautifully fragile and slightly obscured, like if Ellie Goulding didn’t have such annoying producers behind her.
It’s a beautiful day outside Norman Towers, making today a perfect testbed for this record. Yep, it fits.
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