music is more than just the sum of its individual parts. It also has a metaphysical character, which is particularly determined by its sociality. Kerrier Collective, a group of friends from Cornwall in England, lives this social aspect by making music together and finding relaxation from their stressful everyday lives.
With their worldbuilding “dreams of the sea” Ep, the collective presents us with dance music not often heard like this. It is inspired by classic folk, pop, jazz, UK garage, latin, disco, house and techno. Imagine The whitest boy alive together with Giorgio Moroder interpreting Dylan songs with musical means of the hardcore continuum in a South American bar – Ok, take that with a wink, but you know what is meant.
The title track is a sound journey into the depths of the ocean, where we encounter an underwater party. A fat Reese bass forms the foundation of this piece, which is complemented by a rich arrangement of shimmering bells, guitar plucking, strings and female vocals. This breathtaking mood leads into a driving beat accompanied by acid arpeggios. It’s all so deep that you think you can hear the call of a whale from somewhere.
“Paddington Express” is a slow march accompanied by heavy bass. All around you, a piano ghosts up and down and mysterious vocal snippets create a perfect symbiosis with an acid line.
Should you be accompanied “On your last day” by this eponymous track, it will be a good day – a day that may begin with a gloomy, heavy foreboding, but will dissolve into a joyful, peaceful lightness. The guitar lick of this track is simply irresistible. On your last day, you will definitely dance!
The record closes with “Friday afternoon”. The name says it all. We all know how it feels. Let this euphoric disco tune carry you into the weekend!
P.S.: Physical release comes with handcrafted, screen printed artwork by fabulous graphic artist Zatina Kessl.