I’lls | Speak Low

June 18, 2013 at 12:08 am Leave a comment

“Speak Low” is a gorgeous new single from the trio I’lls’ second EP, “A Warm Reception”. One of my favorite things about the experimental nature of largely electronic artists is that much like this song they seem to aim at creating a feeling rather than linearity. “Speak Low” is multidimensional and soothing, opening with warped sounds, a touch of elegantly ambling keyboard, a sound like a warbling frequency before lead singer Simon Lam lays his distorted high-falsetto vocals across the top of it like a blanket. I can’t understand what he’s singing, but the feel is there — sensuality, romance, seduction, and calm. It’s not too far away from the atmosphere created by artists like Poliça and Yes Please label-mates, Guerre and Oliver Tank. You can listen to the entire six-song collection at bandcamp, thanks to the band and label. Believe me, you won’t want to stop at the opening track, especially when it flows into “Plans Only Drawn”. Follow the band at facebook. — David D. Robbins Jr.  

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