Maximalism has been on my mind a lot these past few week. Unrelated to music, but just in terms of life, schedules and RAIN. In the midst of all this I fell upon Hourglass Sea, a producer/multi-instrumentalist from Bradford.
Full of arpeggiated synths, lavish leads, skipping hi-hats and Mario samples his songs take on a beautiful lead from the likes of Hyetal and Rustie but with MORE GUITARS. The swathes of big snares and video game-esque sonic landscapes take me far away from my diary and pressing matters to a sprawling 8-bit world, a world somewhere in between Gomez’ 2D world in Fez and that of Jeff Magnum (sic) in In The Time Machine Over The Sea. Puuurrrfect. Pretty much everything’s up for FREE D/L, but, y’know the drill. Help out if you can over on his Bandcamp.