Nottingham-based artist Odonian Drifts, real name Iain Rowley, first came to our attention around this time last year as part of Jane’s Something Different round up of unconventional tracks. In June this year, I followed that up with a share of his track Promethean Lag. His latest single release is the opening track of his debut solo album Earwitness on Trial, it’s called Volcanic Lavender.
By Graeme Smith
Volcanic Lavender is a track that delves deep into the modern human condition, particularly the world of alarmist right-wing commentators and the accusations and counter-accusations of nihilism that exist across the political spectrum. So, it’s not a light listen, but a rewarding one if you are willing to get lost within its layers. Musically, it strikes you right away with a sense of weightiness. Poetic, spoken word vocals deliver the track’s message, before things grow with an electronic urgency.
Earwitness on Trial is set for release on 27 October. You can pre-order it here and check out Volcanic Lavender below.
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