TRACK REVIEW: Slowlight Quartet – Firmament | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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A clever composition that encompasses dreamy aesthetics, Firmament is the third single from Slowlight Quartet following a seven year hiatus and many successes. Appearing like an indie pop production at first, the twist becomes clear when a gradual build up embodies a modernised and smooth jazz performance.

With influences ranging from Snarky Puppy, Brad Mheldau, Vels Trio, Radiohead and Laura Mvula, this track is a showcase of a bigger body of work by the Newcastle-based outfit. Looping sax, hefty bass and unique vocals are all staples to Slowlight Quartet’s contemporary sound, coming together to create a mesmerising experience for listeners. Firmament appreciates the complexity that comes with curating a jazz piece that is new in flavour.

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