Fyfe (real name Paul Dixon) and Iskra Strings (real name James Underwood) met in Acton, London twenty years ago and have remained friends ever since. Their latest collaboration is a story of celestial balance, stirred in with a sense of human drama. It’s called Night Sky.
By Graeme Smith
Night Sky is the kind of piece that slowly builds. The sense of journey is palpable as more instruments join the fray and it eventually climaxes with ethereal vocalisations. It seems to exist on two planes – one ambient and space-like, the other grounded by a memorable strings melody. It really is lovely stuff. And if the track wasn’t compelling enough, then its animated video will have you hypnotised.
The track is taken from their new album Interiority, due for release on 10 June. The album features input from the likes of Ghostpoet, Rae Morris, Aquilo and Kelly Lee Owens.
You can check out the video for Night Sky below.