Sunlit moTh aka Thom Bleasdale recently released a three-song EP entitled 13. It’s an instrumental EP and felt like lounge music. For the most part it’s very atmospheric and I felt it was served best as ambient music while you're relaxing, doing the dishes that sort of thing.
Up first is “2ft.” The guitars were pleasant, clean and lush. I could have done without the percussive element that sounded just like a metronome. I would have preferred the song without it. The other percussive elements worked better. It’s an extremely mellow song that hardly has any energy. There aren't climaxes and the song isn't very dynamic either. Hence my feelings that this worked well as ambient music.
The next song “downhill bombing (summer of ’89)” fares better and has more energy. I thought the drums sounded good along with the warm organ and clean, jangly guitar. The song picks up some momentum with a lead organ part but not much. All things considered this is the most notable track of the three.
He closes with “alone at the beach” which moves at a snail's pace. It’s extremely chill and tranquil but nothing more then that. He finds a groove and melody and only implements minor changes that are subtle.
There isn’t a whole lot to judge with these songs but I will say that I hope he expands his ideas more. I thought the kernel of the songs were decent but he doesn’t take the songs into different territory.
In terms of the recording quality I thought it was what the songs demanded. The production is lo-fi but works pretty well with the songs. My only minor gripe is that I would have liked to have heard the drums a bit more beefed up on the second track
Overall, I enjoyed the songs but this EP felt like an appetizer. I hope to hear more soon.
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