When We Talk

by Semi Precious

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Louis Bullock Honestly this is a lil' bit of gold, its like putting on an unmarked tape reel, and this auburn glowing sound shimmers out. The almost Gotye-esque vocals are so sensitive and fragile, I love how they only just manage to hold on, and how the instrumentals have elements of both hope and muted despair and melancholy.

The short length of the album overall makes for a feeling of transience, but I enjoy this, it speaks to you, before gently caressing your cheek, walking off into the night. Favorite track: Extra Mile.
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Semi Precious is South London-based multi-instrumentalist Guy Baron. When We Talk, Baron's minimalist gem of an EP, came out via NX in 2015. These six fleeting explorations in celestial pop conjure a kaleidoscopic landscape - isolated fractions of rhythm and vapour-trail melodies colliding to a backdrop of urbane solitude. 

With each song delicately constructed using a palette of sparse percussion and manipulated samples, they loop in and out of phase like circling atoms as time seems to bend and bubble. These are refracted thoughts, songs of love and longing swathed in dissected swells of strings, a sonic nostalgia dismantled and inverted like the fleeting memory of a dream.

Recommended if you like Harold Budd, Robert Wyatt or Uther Moads.

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"absolutely gorgeous stuff" - The Line of Best Fit

"a six track EP of subtly dislocating beauty" - The Guardian

"gloomy intimacy in the midst of a big experimentation binge" - DIY Mag

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released July 31, 2015

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