Published Oct 03, 2018After the release of several EPs and a full-length over the course of a handful of years, Vancouver's iamforest (aka Luke Hartle, a producer and multi-instrumentalist) has found himself sharing the stage with artists like Banks and Kllo, and setting the scene for his latest EP, Snowhands.
Following in the same vein as past releases, Snowhands is a display of warm, sleek soundscapes doused in lush arrangements and ethereal vocals. It also brims with the playful, relaxed lo-fi haze that inflicts much of the music realized and released across the West Coast, casting itself with a bit of a Washed Out vibe.
The static clicks that unroll across "Acid Fields" while a lithe hi-hat saunters in alongside bubbling chimes, or the slow fade in and mounting harmonious vocals on the title track that flow into a sublime culmination of exquisite production — it's all a showcase of the care and craft that has gone into Snowhands, a lush continuation of iamforest's flourishing catalogue. (Independent)