Boomkat Product Review:
A long awaited new start for prodigal producer Koreless and the Young (FKA Young Turks) label, summoning new horizons with a heady upper and lush ambient scaping that’s highly recommended if yr into Kara-Lis Coverdale, Lorenzo Senni, Benjamin Britten, Caterina Barbieri.
AWOL for over 5 years, save for production credits for FKA Twigs and Rita Ora, Koreless comes into their own in the spiralling ‘Black Rainbow / Moonlight.’ Leading on from 2015’s ‘TT / Love’ 12” the two new pieces mark a decade since Lewis Roberts aka Koreless first crossed paths with his future label at their event series in Dalston, with both new pieces smartly highlighting an advancement of his production style and blossoming of musical ideas while never losing sight of the emosh impetus at the heart of his sound.
They’ve really gone to town on this one enlisting superstar engineer Paul Corley for mixing, Mandy Parnell for the master, and Matt Colton to cut the vinyl, with each stage vividly bringing the music to light. That benefit is really felt in ‘Black Rainbow’, whose puckered and piquant arps, staccato vocal motif and keening pads spiral with a belly rush effect as palpable yet digitally intangible as a Rudnick rose, and where even the quietest parts are effervescent with detail.
‘Moonlight’ on the flip gives his electro-acoustic soundsphere room to breathe, terraforming a tableaux replete with an uncanny sort of pastoral hiraeth to spine-tracing effect, evoking Vangelis soundtracking a 1st person fantasy RPG, or Lorenzo Senni gone to the hills.