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Claude Speeed - My Skeleton

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My Skeleton by Claude Speeed

A sweeping, orchestral journey

There's a sense of serene majesty to the music on Claude Speeed's debut album My Skeleton. Using a range of electronic sounds, synthesisers, piano and field recordings, Scottish producer Stuart Turner has created an immersive and joyful listen (check out Washaa, Tiger Woods, Spectral Choir and An Imperial Message). Mostly beatless yet not really ambient, we're presented with deceivingly vast musical landscapes (most tracks are around 3-5 minutes long), each layered and richly textured, be it sweeping orchestral tones, twinkling piano, fuzzy guitars or a parping clarinet. Arguably bereft of hummable tunes throughout, the more melodic moments are given focus through the fine balance of contrasting sounds, like drones next to piano (Some Other Guy) and singing next to white noise (Taj Mahal). Closing track Hold on ft LW is a particular highlight.

8/10 after 7 listens

If you only listen to one track

Hold on ft LW

RIYL

Lanark Artefax, Lee Gamble

Label

LuckyMe

Release date

09 Jul 2014

Tracklist

  1. Washaa
  2. My Skeleton
  3. Some Other Guy
  4. Tiger Woods
  5. Taj Mahal
  6. Field
  7. Spectral Choir
  8. Viscount Stair
  9. An Imperial Message
  10. Prove You Exist
  11. Hold On ft LW
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