Published Dec 12, 2018Inspired by the address where she began developing her sound and crafting what would become her current project, Toronto's 1five1's self-titled EP is instrumental bedroom electronic tinged with melancholia.
The multi-instrumentalist, born Sandra Annan, started mixing and playing guitar at a young age, eventually drawing influence from the likes of Massive Attack, Portishead, Aphex Twin, and Björk, and incorporating that into her musical output. 1five1 runs with those sounds and styles, using a pallet of downtempo, post-dubstep, and lithe club-inspired beats, while washing all five tracks in experimental instrumental.
The EP moves from a quiet thoughtfulness with tracks "Blloom" and "Mila" (both employing hazy synths, nuanced percussion, and a slower gait) into a lo-fi club drop with "Voodoo," the track steeped in end-of-night vibes. Once "Heaven" rolls in, the close of the album feels imminent, as the track ushers in a reflective tone and hits of post-dubstep to wrap it all up. 1five1 is nice groundwork in experimentation but does leave the listener wanting more. (Bedroomer)