The songs on Glint‘s Introvert sound musically – and emotionally – enormous. This is partially due to the recording process, for which band mastermind Jase Blankfort set up his equipment in the empty warehouses of Nyack, New York. Though “studios can sometimes have a sterile environment,” Blankfort explains, “these abandoned warehouses… have allowed a vast unrestricted protected space.” Glint’s music is made to fill these formerly-corporate spaces where Blankfort obsesses over the details of a sound that mixes hip-hop beats with Britpop guitars, orchestras, vintage synths, sequencers, shakers, laptop blips, and torch ballad choruses.
Blankfort is accompanied by drummer Anders Fleming and bassist Chris Boecker, who joined Glint during the recording sessions and turned what was a solo project into a power trio. “We have the best chemistry together,” Blankfort says. “This is a new beginning.” “While You Sleep” starts the EP and unfolds with a captivating blend of buzzy energy and palpable melancholy. It’s accompanied here by “Hold Still” and “The Places I Found,” tracks that further demonstrate the band’s ability to build immersive soundscapes and craft direct, melodic pop songs within them.
“Like a walk through a forest at night but with trees playing rock music as well as the usual whispering wind.”
“Experience the magic… it’s captivating… This kind of sound is addictive.”
RIYL: TV on the Radio, Warpaint, Atoms for Peace, Explosions in the Sky, Minus the Bear, Local Natives, Autolux, The Raveonettes
Recommended Tracks: PLAY ALL
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