When The Sun Hits - Immersed Within Your Eyes

Saint Marie
(SMR105-1: 708527071328/SMR105-3)
Release date: 09/22/2017
Genre: Shoegaze




12" EP with download limited to 250.
 
With their dials firmly set to the epic and transcendent, Nottingham's When The Sun Hits bring us their latest, a six track EP of big wide open guitarscapes, big vocals and even bigger choruses. The Last Light comes on like early Verve with extra washed out guitars and a glowering rhythm section. Lie To Me feels breezier until another big chorus lands, with plaintive and wrenched vocals wrestling their way across a melodic wall of sound. Twilight takes us into different territory altogether as stunning synth-like vapour guitars interlock into relaxed ethereality that bridge from the shoegaze to Warp's Seefeel and Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works.
 
Stereopium, with dreamy lyrics and soft strings is a perfect lullaby. Cooper's Secret closes the EP with more guitar washed out ambient instrumental goodness, a perfect end to a perfectly realised EP, and one that leaves them well placed to add to Nottingham's fine music heritage.
 
1. The Last Light
2. Lie To Me
3. Twilight
4. Stereopium
5. Lovedead Town
6. Cooper’s Secret

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