Wednesday 23 May 2012

Fort Fairfield - Loop 3

Single review by KevW

It's always interesting when music arrives for review with next to no information attached. Firstly because it gives you the chance to listen in a completely objective way, letting what comes out of the speakers talk for itself without the usual back story, ridiculously gushing press release and selected quotes from other media outlets, and secondly because the intrigue tempts you to seek further information using all the tricks the internet has to offer (yeah, we could have emailed them back and asked for a bio, but where's the fun in that?). This new single from Fort Fairfield landed in our inbox without so much as a "hello". Here's what our investigative journalism (um, Google) has revealed.

Fort Fairfield are two brothers from Sweden who've been making music together for several years, apparently inspired by things they find in their book shelves. There are at least two albums available so far, with a new one, 'The Straw Boys' due out soon. That's pretty much all we have, so, to the music. Well, the name 'Loop 3' suggests the album may be made up of sections of repetitive sound (this presumably being the third) and indeed this is a looping piece of chilled electronica which has no particular direction and doesn't really need one, being three and a half minutes of gently hypnotic beats and twinkles. It has to be said that this is a pretty good track, but whether they can repeat the trick over an album remains to be seen. In the mean time, enjoy this rather cool video they've made to accompany it.

For Farfield's website

The album will be available via Acustronica

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