Song: Brace Brace
UK muso Simon Green seamlessly weaves warm, vital electronica with real world instrumentation - a skillful, soulful melding which never stoops to sterility or perfunctory mechanics. His fourth album on the Ninja Tune label, 2010’s Black Sands, was a significant milestone in Green’s burgeoning career; two years later Black Sands Remixed came out featuring an array of guest musicians and producers reinterpreting the album and offering some out-takes and fresh tracks - this gem of an instrumental hails from that album. Clean rippling electric guitars and strings are the foundation of an explorative, yearning yet fundamentally uplifting vibe. Its lithe, lean tension and richly evocative delivery stems from deftly interlocking instrumentation and restlessly propulsive energy - and all that’s before the buoyant, swelling strings arrive. Youtube fan vid below.