Dan McRae AKA Thin Films drop another atmospheric track and Louder than War get a sneak preview.
Having only just got over the ambient gorgeousness of Thin Films’ last release ‘Mantis’, the tail end of February comes calling with another slab of minimalist loveliness from Thin Films with a track called ‘Komorebi – Sunlight filtering through trees’. After listening to it several times, I am very glad Thin Films got in touch once again. It is absolutely infectious and beautiful.
Again, self released on Thin Recordings, we have a very repetitive and minimalist arrangement that is somewhat reminiscent of their last release ‘Mantis’, (which is no way a complaint) but this time with a very Asian influence seeping throughout the track. It gets under the skin and is very danceable.
Yet again, we have some John Carpenter/Clint Mansell influences with the synth sound and slow burning chord changes, but this should no way detract away from the originality of Thin Films. Their sound is their own and its big and orchestral, and although they wear their influences very much on their sleeve, this talent needs to be heard and used. Lovely stuff.
All words by Ioan Humphreys. More writing by Ioan Louder Than War can be found at his author’s archive.