Published Jul 04, 2018For the newest release on Quiet Time Tapes, the label has tapped Montreal duo Bas Relief to bring the world this melancholic, meditative album of subtle, but not understated sounds.
Combining influences from the musicians' own background in emo with genres such as IDM, ambient and bass music, Bas Relief have created a singular, personal statement that unfolds and breathes like a living creature, with tracks that interweave in such a way as to create a continuous experience, although each track still stands strong on its own.
Like the tide rolling in from the ocean, QTT8 has moments that drift in almost lazily, but not without purpose, and others that explode in mathy rhythms to create a sense of duality in their influences and the ways they choose to showcase them. At times reflecting on their emotions and at others seeking new ways to define them, QTT8 is a concise statement that rewards a reflective, tranquil listen and leaves space for the emotions it invokes. (Quiet Time Tapes)