Clu "Evening Ever"
Dublin's Clu (a.k.a. producer Sean Cooley and visual artist Kevin A. Freeney) delivers this bubbling bit of synth play that recalls the beatwork of Shlohmo or post-dubstep vibes of Mount Kimbie, albeit with a more straightforward approach that emphasizes melodies over rhythm. The tune's main focus is on the pitch-bent vocal samples that rise and fall throughout the track, first accompanied only by long synth notes, and later by shimmering chords and UK garage-style drumwork. The song builds slowly, with the first instances of drums and bass not occurring until nearly halfway into the track. By the song's end, however, the sparse intro has given way to a full and complex musical arrangement.