Review of ‘EP3’ by audiodeluxe on Pink Dolphin Records

audiodeluxe are a couple of part-time musicians from a small, ever expanding village near Glasgow.

EP3 is their third EP released on Pink Dolphin Records. It’s an excellent EP with 3 solid tracks which are superbly arranged and produced. There’s a brooding quality to the EP, the songs have a great edge of tension and variety of sound from the darker sounding synth pop of How Long to the shoegaze feel of Untitled to the indie feel of To Drown is to Love.

How Long
Opening with feedback and a distorted,swirling guitar riff there’s a brooding type of quality to this song. A bass arp gives a great momentum propelled by a solid drumming which is processed really well and has a tight sound. The vocals are superb, a bit sultry which suits the mood of the song really well. The synth arp and strummed distorted guitar add a great element to the song.

Untitled (Voxless)
Slightly distorted bass riff to opens creates a great groove complimented by subtle drumming and excellent delayed effects. There’s excellent layering and the mangled, distorted vocals sit low in the mix and add a great tension.

To Drown is To Love
Excellent riff and strings create an atmospheric opening with a nice tension. The vocals have some lovely harmonies and an edge of angst to them.

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