This full length debut of music box chimes ("Both Mirror And Armour"), sampled Japanese folk songs ("Sakura", "Takeda") and proggy Vangelis-inspired electronics (everything else) has a neo-pastoral charm which, at face value, would align it closely with the output of labels like Memphis Industries and Tummy Touch.

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FortDax – Folly

This full length debut of music box chimes (“Both Mirror And Armour”), sampled Japanese folk songs (“Sakura”, “Takeda”) and proggy Vangelis-inspired electronics (everything else) has a neo-pastoral charm which, at face value, would align it closely with the output of labels like Memphis Industries and Tummy Touch. The reality is more complex?though Folly may lack the painstakingly assembled layers of sound favoured by Boards Of Canada and Four Tet, FortDax’s classical and folk stylings similarly gesture towards an Arcadian, pre-electronic, even pre-electric age, untethering the music from the technology used to create it and confusing the notions of futurism usually associated with electronic composition. Quietly, cleverly beautiful.