Brooding talent Prequel hops from one West Yorkshire-helmed label to another with a refined, organic EP for Lobster Theremin sub-label Distant Hawaii.
Tender whispers of nostalgia and an enduring call of solace underpin opener 'The Song I Said I'd Make For You'. Dust-pattered EQ sweeps, twinkling semi-bells and washes of warm, incandescent synth. Buzzing low below the sofa; a hue from the matte surface of a fuzzy carpet.
'And Though It's Been Too Long' startles, and it also sets. A slowly softening conundrum, a wild thought that coalesces in the briefest moment. Shuffling by but never forgotten.
Sensual, caressed chords shower over label favourite 'People Say'. A personal moment of true love captured in time; I can see your face; can you see me? Some might call it a reprise of Ross From Friend's epic debut, most will say it's as sultry and captivating as the M&S advert. Rich, melted chocolate sax pouring over a bed of soft, padded sponge drums.
Sombre note on the tail end; 'Give Me Things That Don't Get Lost' cuts a lonely figure in the morning mist. Bus stop waits, a solo journey through life. They never come. But then four come at once.
released December 7, 2018
Production & arrangement by Prequel
Mastering by Beau at TenEightSeven
Photograph courtesy of Irene Baqué
Design by cm-dp
Pressed with friendship at MPO