As if this week and weather haven’t already put us in a zombie-like state, we’re given even more of an excuse to zone out today with electronic trip-hop duo Twin Cavern’s trance of a track, “Truth."
The song begins like many of my yoga classes – with a fluttering recorder setting the zen tone for 15 seconds; synthesized flow and crumpling paper percussion then join the procession. Nearly a minute in, lulling vocals continue to meditate and soothe with the recorder peeking in and out of the pauses. And at the two minute mark, Spanish guitar solo surfs over the crunchy beats and synth blossoms, a siesta of a reprise before the vocals and wooden flute finish out the track.
The 22-year-olds hailing from Sydney have an effortless down-tempo sound on par with London Grammar – and a genre they call “astral soul.” If you don’t get what that means now, you will once you stream this track off their Glass Balloon EP (available for purchase here).