Balearic beats employed with a tropical flair, Ewreckage explores irresistible hooks with such hope on “Ruby”. Joyous to its core there is a blissfulness to the work, the way the sound is effortlessly woven together in a breezy colorful way. The vocalists further add to this spirit of endless possibility and positive vibes for they unfurl in such a careful, considered fashion. Production has a polished quality to it with every single moment treated with such care. Full of energy the pieces work best when taken in as a singular whole. Every track plays off the last resulting in a spirit of true community.
References abound, and Ewreckage’s giddy work fits in nicely with the likes of DJ Khaled’s output. On the more adventurous, hyper-active turns he brings to mind a bit of Diplo’s sense of discovery. The gentler side of things even has a laid-back, jazzy pop aspect to it, for by stripping things down to the essentials the sound gets more intimate, closer to the listener. Layer upon layer filters into the mix and the balance works, making sure that every single detail is explored in full. Their pop chops are masterful for they have a breezy happiness, one that looks forward to the future.
The nimbleness of the opener “Currents” touches upon a bit of Neon Indian’s crate-digging ways. Infinitely catchy, there is a surreal, neon-hued affect to the way that it unfolds, giving it a swirling dazzling display. By far the most hyperactive of the bunch “Ocean – Ruby Remix” features fantastic synthesizer stabs with a symphonic touch to the work. Guitars gracefully punctuate the childlike wonder of the exploring “Keep My Cool”. Usage of field recordings help to give “Right For Me” a sense of place. By allowing this geographic detail into the fray the piece gains a particular poignancy. Even when the beat hits, it has a restraint to it.
With a melted, 70s am pop quality to it “When Our Eyes Meet” feels drenched in nostalgia. The yearning aspect is true and real, with every detail glimmering in the light. Piano chords expand out into the infinite on the tremendously heartfelt space of “Guilt”. Here they build the thing out allowing it to seeming soar up into the sky. On “Make It Big” they end things off with a reflective stance, as the song has a hushed whispered awe to it.
Ewreckage shows off a deft knack for building up that four to the floor with such finesse.