Masterful, psychedelic soundscapes
As psychedelic rock incessantly bubbles beneath the general public’s awareness within the decade, once in a while stepping within the highlight with MGMT or Tame Impala’s new releases, Vinyl Williams, whose actual identify is Lionel Williams, has grow to be an underappreciated staple within the style. An professional in crafting musical worlds, his summary lyricism, ornate chord progressions, flickering percussions and planned pace alternate has grow to be Williams’ sound, atmosphere him with the exception of his contemporaries within the style. This sound continues in his newest unencumber, Azure. With Williams’ standard masterful over musical texture, Azure is an exhilarating and immersive listening revel in.
In Azure, Williams’ spectacular command over musical surroundings is plain within the soundscapes he is in a position to create. This may also be observed within the album opener, “LA Egypt,” which options far-off and spacey vocals over nostalgic psychedelic rock instrumentals. The gripping percussion switch-up in opposition to the tip performs off of the lively guitar and spacey glowing synth to create an apocalyptic surroundings.
William’s impeccable consideration to texture and surroundings in his sound enhances and clarifies the ceaselessly summary lyrics. With lyrical issues of discovering fact, “Soft Soul” options natural acoustic guitar strumming sounds that lie on the core of its instrumentals as they swell, dwindle and traverse via ornate harmonies with evolving textures, making a surreal and complicated steadiness between dreamy and eerie in its sounds. Similarly in “Azure,” the instrumentals swap from the delicate psychedelic groove to the extra subdued atmospheric guitar soundscape to the sophisticated an increasing number of pressing percussions, emulating the advanced and vigorous sounds of nature to counterpoint the observe’s lyrical issues: taking note of the interconnectedness of the arena, of humanity.
The album nearer, “Earth Observatory,” is a grand show of Williams’ capacity in composing. Over the repeatedly evolving and fluttering waves of craving chimes, sweeping synths and layered guitars, a easy strumming facilities the observe. Before the development will get repetitive, the observe dissolves into an ambient soundscape with synths and refined aquatic sounds whose chord development will get an increasing number of darker over the years as though this is a refined caution of coming near near threat. The album nearer ends in this darkish notice, leaving in listeners a mixture of wonderment and concern.
Evident in Azure, Williams’ sound has a sophistication that moves a steadiness between being summary and secular whilst keeping the laid-back, brilliant essence of psychedelia. With masterful soundscapes that supplement and explain his summary lyrical issues, Azure is an immersive listening revel in that provides an intimate, visceral glimpse into Williams’ viewpoint at the universe.