The debut single from Vaporous Light on aA Recordings is an eerily soothing nightcap. Think Krzystof Komeda’s theme to Rosemary’s Baby & John Barry’s work on Midnight Cowboy. Strings, finger picked guitar & low-end keyboard drones make for a dark mellow liquor.
‘The eyes of a fool’ is a skipping, surging instrumental, scoring hypnotic steel strings, electric bass, icy synths & jazz percussion. The haunting finale is a tune all of it’s own. Spooky vocal sounds recalling Mia Farrows rare excursion into music build through delicate layers of new instruments.
The title hints at those times you catch your reflection & see some kind of darkness swirling back at you.
On the other side Raymond Ray’s remix of ‘Isn’t it a thrill” is something else. Said producer Ray: “I wanted to get some sounds recalling those amazing soviet era string treatments on Bowie’s Low. The strings & drones on ‘Thrill’ are quite desolate but the song could actually be straight out of the Brill building or a lost gem from the Gibb brothers albeit in a distinctly lower register! For the Raymond Ray remix I stripped away all the percussion & allowed the vocals to light the way.”