Sigmafly "Radio Sleep"
If you're anything like us, you might believe that one of life's most rewarding simple pleasures is downloading free, high-quality music. (We'd put it somewhere between finding money in your pocket and scoring a sweet parking space.) Based on the slew of free EPs they've been dropping throughout the year, it would seem that the folks at net label Cut seem to agree. The latest release is from Manchester-based Sigmafly (a.k.a. Tom Holmes), who offers up five ambient-leaning tracks with a similar style to that of fellow Cut artists Great Skies and Essáy. On "Radio Sleep," Holmes creates a dreamy soundscape of disembodied vocals, tinkling piano, and echoing percussion that stands strong on its own, but works even better in the context of his first-rate (not to mention free) Tetrachrome EP.