Pittsburgh producer Glo Phase follows up last summer’s Fall Deep, a collaboration with vocalist Jocelyn Rent, with Mezzotint, a series of washed-out, downtempo instrumentals.
A mezzotint is defined as “a print made from an engraved copper or steel plate on which the surface has been partially roughened, for shading, and partially scraped smooth, giving light areas.” Fittingly, the title track from Glo Phase’s album of the same name is built around a textured and weathered chord progression whose sound wavers and swirls like music recorded on an old analogue reel, lost for decades and found again in a distant relative’s attic. Picture Boards of Canada’s dappled PBS-core sound stripped of its creeping malevolence and set to a downtempo club beat, and you’ve got a pretty good idea of what this track sounds like. Get reflective and misty-eyed on the dance floor with “Mezzotint.”
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