Simple Eyes: “QUALTAGH”
“The voyage of discovery lies not in finding new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust. That Kook. But damn, he might be onto something there. Simple Eyes is the work of one-man sound machine Thomas Mark Whitfield. His new EP is titled In Dreamer and it is the UK producer’s attempt at making the electronic and the mechanical float & flow in the most organic of ways. The music is successful at delivering on the promise of approximating the music of what a “dreamer” might hope to hear in non-nightmare dreams. “Lamia” is maybe the softest soft focus dream-tronica pieces this year, while the title cut’s glitch beat never overpowers the REM cycle. Nothing horrible is going on in the mind of the sleeper; the deep slumber of a particularly erotic stirring could be twitching to this music under sweaty sheets. The tunes are constructed from gentle colors and (steady) placid beats. From loops of voices to breezy synth string lines (digital ukuleles are present, too), the music is uniformly pretty. Simple Eyes looks anew at peaceful side of snooze, which is nice because too many times the darkness of dreams inspires music.
In Dreamer is available now as a name your own price download through the global culture mongers at Egyptian Maracas
Written by Jeff Daily