Boomkat Product Review
Promising debut single from new Ninja Tune signee, Deco Child, backed with remixes by Flipbook and Crewdson. On 'Pray' he's operating in the same realms of melodic, rhythm-driven electronica as Four Tet or Floating Points, stirring up emotional melodies and blooming harmonic noise over bass-heavy swing rhythms. For contrast 'Nocturne' is a candle-lit piece of piano-led electronic soul more akin to James Blake, displaying an impressive vocal range and feel for sumptuous arrangement. Remixing, Flipbook alloys both tracks for more dancefloor-friendly electro appeal while Crewdson gives 'Nocturne' a spindly, tricksy IDM/HipHop spin. RIYL Thom Yorke, James Blake, Ifan Dafydd. Debut album out later this year.