Words: Saam Das
I've always wondered what it'd be like to have synaesthesia - a condition where you may, for example, see musical notes as different colours. Unfortunately I do not. But I imagine ethereal Australian producer Oliver Tank's music would resemble some sort of breathtaking rainbow. Hence why he is one of our musical tips for 2012. His debut EP, 'Dreams', is now out on vinyl and can be streamed in full below.
'Dreams' is not strictly new, having been released digitally late last year. Indeed, you may well have heard the stunning EP track, 'Last Night I Heard Everything In Slow Motion' on this very blog back in October. Or in the heartwarming Australian civil rights campaign video that went viral - watch it below if you haven't already.
Arguably the stand-out track of the EP isn't the aforementioned stunner but instead the opener - 'Up All Night', even though it actually recalls 'Last Night I Heard Everything In Slow Motion' in terms of melody and lyrics at one point. Or perhaps it's the other way round. Regardless, 'Up All Night' is an Oliver Tank special - the tenderness of a burgeoning relationship, built around the longing refrain: "Can you teach me how to dance...real slow?"
Having sold successfully digitally, the 'Dreams' EP has now been pressed onto vinyl and is available for you to cherish till the end of days. And considering Oliver is in his early twenties, this will undoubtedly be the first of many releases. The first of many audaciously superb releases, I suspect.
Purchase 'Dreams' on vinyl at Big Cartel or digitally at Bandcamp for however much you care for.