Song: Easy Serv
This short, sweet number comes from veteran UK electronica/techno act Orbital (brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll). Easy Serv is from the 2004 Blue Album, a deceptively simple yet affecting song in which the base melody repeats throughout. It opens up lightly and slowly gathers up a delicate armature of harmonious nuance and detail. Next thing you know the strings are swelling and this instrumental is taking you somewhere else. Emotionally it’s a complex mixture of childlike sweetness and poignant melancholy, with the pure strains of the opening phrase acting as a simple, heartfelt anchor. Nothing grandly ambitious or massively anthemic here - just a small song that looms loud in the chamber between your ears.
Posted by Max MacDonald