Spectoral: The Level Head EP

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Spectoral: The Level Head EP

There’s something so unusual about the composition and layering that Spectoral uses in his music. Opening number ‘Roots n’ Wings’ is slow, piano-driven to begin with before a slight tribal beat comes to the forefront and the synth becomes a driver for the track. The vocals are consistent, though seem to be held back to try and match the beat of the song.

In ‘Pictures’ the lyrics match up much nicer with the tempo, and as a result is a cruisey listen. In ‘Sweet Deprivation’ it injects some pop into the release. It’s a highlight of the EP and blends synth, vocals and Spectoral’s stylings perfectly. It’s the kind of song that seems to fly by and before you know it it’s over. You know the old saying of, ‘time flies when you’re having fun’. ‘Platonic Solids’ is also worthy of a mention, particularly for its creative synth opener reminiscent of an old school arcade game.

While things may start off a bit offbeat in the opening single, the back-end of the release smoothes things out and can be put up against fellow electronic releases with good competition.

Reviewed by Valerie Vatoosh