“Grit Aglow” – Megastick Fanfare
Megastick Fanfare’s debut album experiments broadly with structure and texture through the detailed construction and character of individual sounds.
The album is a diverse, jagged soundscape that takes shape through the process of interweaving and unravelling textural and melodic elements, atop insistent bass lines. Layers of expansive synths are punctuated with abrupt vocal stabs, whilst elsewhere, patient guitar melodies coat thick, thorny tape loops and restless vocals, offset by forceful and often frantic drumming. Calmer vocal harmonies, piano, and a horn section bring the album’s tidier, unhurried moments.