Featured Song: RefraQ – Blind Approach.
“Story music” reads the first line of RefraQ’s bio on SoundCloud. And, indeed, what an accurate description of his work that is. Joe Mawson a.k.a. RefraQ, based in Saltash, UK, is truly in a class of his own when it comes to his arrangement and songwriting of fantastical, experimental, often times extremely lengthy, and constantly evolving tracks – no, musical journeys – which invariably take listeners on a real joy ride.
There is, quite simply, no comparable artist by which to benchmark the young producer’s work – its uniqueness makes it as hard to describe as it is enjoyable. “Blind Approach” is an absolutely breathtaking single which captivates you from its very beginning with a pulsating synth chord progression that seems to tug at your ears, before delving into a chill, atmospheric section. This is followed by an unmistakably Refraq-like high octane explosion of stuttering synths and punchy drums. Eventually, the track comes full circle, finally returning to an outro which closely resembles the gorgeous intro.
In all, it’s another intricate tour de force from RefraQ, and one which – much to our delight – could be the first of two parts in a longer project, per the track description. Either way, this one’s a stunner.
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