Thursday, 12 February 2015

video: Snowpoet in session at Fieldgate Studios

Snowpoet just released this video of them playing their new track 'Mermaid' in a live session at Fieldgate Studio. I remember the song from an early duet recording of Chris and Lauren sat at a piano, but here it is fully formed with Matt Robinson, Nick Costley-White and Alex Killpartrick. What? No Dave Hamblett? Rest assured, I hear he'll be on the studio version.

It's a shimmering, minimal song, deceptively simple, with a pattern that rolls along over an intricate, fragile drum loop. Heartbreaking pads swell underneath, and a glacial harmonic motion pushes onward throughout the piece. To see such a dreamscape so masterfully constructed in a live session is really powerful. Sit back, and let the music wash over you...