Current dreamy, electronica favourites Shelter Point are back with a new track, Fossil, taken from their forthcoming EP Weird Dreamers, which drops on February 23rd via RCA sub label Space + Time. Taking the lead from the likes of Boards of Canada and Mount Kimbie, the band add these soulful vocals making something that’s completely enchanting.
Certainly the likes of Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Tom Robinson and other essential tastemakers have been championing the band, aka Coventry born, Nottingham based duo Robin Hearn and Liam Arnold, since they burst on the scene in 2012 with their debut EP, Forever for Now, which dropped on influential UK label Hot Flush.
Fossil opens with this gently pulsating synth line, soon joined by stripped back beats that seem to ripple outwards, and a string sound, quiet dissonance that builds into the sing proper, which adds more and more layers, bass and pads join as well as some more vocal harmony. Its the vocal that really separates the song from most other things out there – long, often unequal phrases that float over the top of the more regimented accompaniment, and all delivered with this angelic falsetto.
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