Split 7" between Kevin Greenspon, Reighnbeau, Light Light, and Torn Humorist on Family Time Records.
LISTEN HERE: www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgRjF-kJkJw
Reighnbeau from Albuquerque, New Mexico unveils the hazy bass driven confessional ‘Water’ on the 4-Way Split. Laced with string synthesizers and trap-esque pressured hi-hat rhythms, the song is completed by perfectly whispered, dual male and female vocals that build up to close out the first side of the record.
(From Anhedonic headphones review)
This four-way split 7” was announced forever ago, so I’m glad that it finally materialized. Pulling tracks from four artists—Kevin Greenspon, Reighnbeau, Light Light, and Torn Humorist—Family Time Records, another very small label based out of California, has curated an EP of songs that complement each other, by artists that are both like minded but also incredibly unique.
“Water,” Reighbeau’s contribution, is also incredibly different from their most recent recorded work—earlier in the year, via Greenspons’s own Bridgetown imprint, they reissued a cassette of very sparse, acoustic material. “Water” is a complete 180—80’s sounding drum machines, and incredibly dense layers of synthesizers, along with shimmery guitar work—it all comes together to create something that is both nostalgic for the reflection of neon lights off the hood of a Delorean, while maintaining an incredibly modern sense of menace via the whispered male/female split vocals.
(From FAMILY TIME Records)
In lieu of his recent departure into synth-laden arrangements Kevin Greenspon returns to Family Time Records on vinyl with newcomers Light Light, Torn Humorist and Reighnbeau. On the A-side Kevin’s rhythmic synths swell in a steady progression akin to his previous guitar work, but now with a more varied palate to draw from. Reighnbeau from Albuquerque, New Mexico unveils the hazy bass driven confessional ‘Water’ on the 4-Way Split. Laced with string synthesizers and trap-esque pressured hi-hat rhythms, the song is completed by perfectly whispered, dual male and female vocals that build up to close out the first side of the record. The B-side begins somber with Light Light’s track ‘Morning’. A steady guitar drones, delays and eventually breaks for memorable vocal that recalls dramatic, clean, post-hardcore delivery. ‘Rabbit Paw’ is by the Los Angeles’ artist Torn Humorist. ‘Rabbit Paws’ does well creating a balance is between synthesizer sounds, polyrhythmic percussion, glitch electronics and staccato viola that ellipse a steady pop structured arc in under 4 minutes. Torn Humorist keeps consistent with the acceptance of electronics in pop music found on the rest of the 7” as well as employing a perceptive emotional context that over the coarse of the record has bridged all four songs/artists despite their physical distance and approach.