Score – Post Everything
Cruel Nature Records
Cassette – DL
Out June 11th
Score is the solo project of Chris Tate, known for his work with d_rradio; producers of a number of notable atmospheric electronica cuts from the early 2000s. This is the third album he has released on Cruel Nature Records. Fighting Boredom have been listening, here’s what we thought.
We walked through the woods on Saturday, brilliant sunshine over the top of the trees canopy dappling the ground with odd, leafy shadows. A warm lazy day perfect for a wander through the green. That is what this record sounds like to me. I was listening to it the day before and my eight year old daughter walked in and started to dance, she said she liked it and when I asked what it made her think of she also said sunshine. I don’t always include my children’s views in reviews but I thought this was relevant. This music is full of light.
It’s been pieced together meticulously, every sound is in exactly the right place and feels totally natural. There are darker moments, but the melancholy of ‘Put Down’ is as beautiful as the rest of the music. It’s music to wake up to sunshine with. Music to walk slowly along bright paths. It leaves you feeling like saying goodbye. With all the emotions you feel when you leave someone or somewhere that means something. When you are glad to go but want to stay, missing them already but moving away and forwards.
You can buy the Score album from the Bandcamp page.
All words by Adrian Bloxham.