Spring reared its welcome head for the first real time today in my humble upstate New York abode. Sun poured out onto the street and giant slabs of piled snow finally began to recede from sidewalk paths. The glitter-y vibes of Luxembourg-based electronica peddlers, Sun Glitters, provided my high-on-sun self a warm and welcoming backing track for a day like today with their debut Everything Could Be Fine.
On standout track “Too Much to Lose” the group approaches the practice of pilling on sampled sounds and warped vocal effects with a subtle touch; gently pulling back clouds and allowing bright sounds to peek through and wash over listeners. A slow percussive thump and a warb-ly synth line set the tone and open up your ears to the Pandora’s box of interesting sound treats in the track’s gooey center. Normally something this downtempo and glazed might serve as a warm blanket of sound on a chilly winter’s day, but Sun Glitters gives us the first taste of 2011’s own summer of chillwave.
Sun Glitters, “Too Much to Lose”(Everything Could be Fine, Self-Released)
Words: Marc Picciolo
You can download and stream Everything Could be Fine on Sun Glitter’s Bandcamp page.