Words: Saam Das
Sometimes you hear a track that stops you. In your tracks. 'Last Night I Heard Everything In Slow Motion', the first track from the debut EP of Sydney-based producer Oliver Tank, was the revelation in question. Moreover, I'm extremely pleased to say that Mr Tank's thought-provoking electronica isn't just a one off.
'Last Night I Heard Everything In Slow Motion' might be a dubious title but it's a remarkable track. Sparse vocals complement the layered instrumentation superbly creating an evocative, pseudo-classical masterpiece. Or as Oliver calls it "dreamwave". The track reminds me a great deal of the spine-tingling Psychologist EP from earlier in the year, in fact.
The older tracks that you can download for free at Oliver's Soundcloud page are typically ethereal, instrumental, sample-based compositions - I suspect many a James Blake comparison are just around the corner. For this 21 year old producer though, I'm feeling confident that people are going to start talking about other artists as the next Oliver Tank soon enough.
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The debut EP from Oliver Tank is scheduled for release on 24th October. Find more info at Facebook.