Sun Glitters – Everything Could Be Fine

I can imagine a lot of people not liking it or dismissing it as another Chillwave record but there’s something quite ingenious about the steady, methodical way in which this LP gradually wins the listener round.


(LebensStrasse Records)


A shimmering, sometimes mesmerising listen. Can you be mesmerised by sound? I’m not sure, maybe it’s because the mental images the music creates are such sun-bleached, abstract hazes. The record is a set of cut ups and collages, sometimes with spooky vocals added. It’s funky and very drowsy pop: pulled apart and somehow re-assembled with enough phasing, loops and compression to make even the most level headed type feel disorientated.

I can imagine a lot of people not liking it or dismissing it as another Chillwave record but there’s something quite ingenious about the steady, methodical way in which this LP gradually wins the listener round.  There are some pretty tremendous pop songs to be deciphered in the sonic mix, albeit ones wearing a seductive down tempo, ambient electro guise.  Tracks like Too Much to Lose and Feel It do sound like a monastic kind of RnB song slowed down by some weird “tectonic shift” of time and space, and Love Me, or Find Your Way (See) is maybe a sort of chopped up funk version of Vinni Reilly’s soundscapes on The Guitar and Other Machines. Dragonfly in the City is a very clever piece too, one that could be an old rave track preserved in a vacuum. There’s also a soulful element that is reminiscent of old St. Etienne or Bassheads numbers, very noticeable on the beautiful title track too.

Fun stuff, enjoyed this record a lot