The good folk over at Beatnik Creative never seem to disappoint, consistently unearthing some of the most promising talent around, so when they placed the sultry smooth sounds of Skinshape on my doorstep, I knew I was in for a treat.
Skinshape is the solo side project from Palace bassist Will Dorey, and ‘Oracolo’ is an absolute gem. The title track from his new record instantly captures you into its reverbfull twangy embrace, lifting you into a hazy daydream of tropically infused psychedelic goodness. Crispy drums serve as the perfect backbeat for floating guitars and synths, which all come together with the final coating of caramel vocals.
The whole album was produced by Skinshape himself, and recorded through a tape machine, for that deliciously warm vintage feel.
‘Oracolo‘ is out now, and I reckon you’re really gonna dig it.