AKA: GAB STRUM
Strum has collaborated with some superb singers to perfectly compliment his already exemplary work. From Airling to Jinja Safari co-frontman Pepa Knight to up-and-coming Adelaide musician Jesse Davidson (currently touring with Art Of Sleeping) to Dutch artist Wafia, Strum takes his dreamy music and layers it with lush vocals, creating a final product guaranteed to leave you in a state of peace and serenity.
Opening track 'Between Friends' sets the scene for the EP perfectly. Starting with a child-like xylophone and slowly growing with keys and loops, much of the song's appeal lies in its repetitive simplicity - a standard trait for electronic music - yet Jesse Davidson's gorgeous vocals adorn the tune, giving it an exceptional element.
Likewise, the feminine touches on 'Breathe In' and 'Forces' (Wafia and Airling respectively) bring a beauty to the gentle sounds; the latter particularly surpasses your stock-standard love song to become a gentle reflection laced with restraint.
This light, airy self-titled EP redefines the way we think about electronic music. Sit back, relax, and take in the sumptuous sounds of Japanese Wallpaper.
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