words by tom johnson
“Thus they went on living in a reality that was slipping away, momentarily captured by words,
but which would escape irremediably when they forgot the values of the written letters.”
– Gabriel García Márquez (One Hundred Years of Solitude)
Immediately set out in something of a dreamlike state, “Pacific” is the often gorgeous new track from Fronds, and one that’s taken from his brand new full-length effort, Cold Across My Skin, which is released at the end of July via the ever-engaging Gold Robot Records label.
Recorded “in solitude at home in the late fall of 2015”, the new record immediately sets itself out as something more considered and skeletal than Fronds’ previous work, although the luminosity of his compositions still shines through, and “Pacific” is indicative of such things; a soft sigh of a track that breeds warmth, throughout, regardless.
Subtle instrumentation – all hazy, dreamlike glows and soft percussion – underpins Tidyman-Jones’ soothing voice that, while pertinent and beautifully crafted, almost seems to dissipate as hits the air, breaths tumbling in to the ether and fading out of view as the track quietly rolls on regardless. Check it out below right now.
Pre-order the limited edition 12″ here, via Gold Robot Records