Noise Porn | Review
Conrad Clifton’s “Skyliight” literally made me dream I was soaring through big, puffy white clouds. In short: it is a mental spa retreat from the puny misfortunes of everyday life.
Despite what it sounds like, this New York based producer have earlier seemed to narrow his focus to create hip-hop/trap tracks instead of tracks similar to “Skyliight.” Over the last year however, Clifton have drifted more towards electro/dance territory and the result are some quite trippy and futuristic tunes. This new single can attest to that.
What “Skyliight” strikes with first is a cautious, unearthly, beat followed by ecstatic, yet abstract, synthesizers. This, somewhat trippy, symbiotic relationship prevails throughout the track and together with additional percussion lines, like claps, kicks and drums, “Skyliight” have the means to detach your consciousness from reality.
I cannot guarantee that your mind will be soaring through clouds when you listen to this single, but I do know it will offer you some sort of solace. With a free download of “Skyliight”, you have no excuse not to get down to it.
- By Rikard Köhler
released February 11, 2015
Artwork by Tyler Spangler
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