I am overly ecstatic to announce that Garnets are back in the fold and making beautiful music once again. RIF favorites from across the pond, Garnets originally took my breath away with their studio videos for Dance of the Chloroplasts and Misty’s Ocean. After a brief hiatus, they are back and have a debut single that has me completely floored.
Fruit truly embraces the beauty and art of simplicity. The soft, low-tempo backdrop gradually cradles you into a soft swoon as the ever present keys seem to build and build… yet never crash. After being so caught up in the rising sound you will hardly realize that the vocals and volume have seamlessly dropped off leaving only a hushed lullaby to take you home.
Misty’s Ocean features a familiar suspension of sound that lingers like the ebbing ocean floor. Stop-pauses and drawn out notes add to the mystification behind Garnets sound. Everything is brought to near complete halt, only to kick up in a frenzy of energy revolving around that intoxicating beat loop.
How can you not be excited for what’s to come from these guys?
Stumbled across Garnets on the always solid yvynyl. Immediately addicted to their sound. Dance of the Chloroplasts is backed by an ever-present beat loop but is powered by the subtlety in which every element is mixed over the beat. Pauses and gaps in the song transform your surroundings into a slow motion suspense.
With every listen, I find myself noticing more and more of the lovely intricacies that make up Garnets’ instrumentation. The keys, percussion, and guitar all meld seamlessly into Anna Wright’s haunting vocal delivery. The stillness of the video plays perfectly to Dance/Chloroplasts. Seeing their icy breath rise throughout is plain beautiful. Breathtaking.