Tom VR wrote and produced ‘Please Keep Shimmering’ while working a customer service day job and the dehumanising aspects of the role, together with the nightmare of the pandemic and ensuing lockdown all contributed to the concepts behind the album. We’ve all been moving back land forth between introspection-born-of-isolation and hope for the future over the last 18 months and the complex rhythm tracks, detailed synth work and emotionally wrought textures of ‘Please Keep Shimmering’ are an evocative musical illustration of this process. Packed to the brim with lush, emotional melodies and wildly intricate percussive patterns, the sheer amount of care and detail that went into crafting this release is quite evident. Just all around lovely stuff.
|1||Soared Straight Through Me|
|3||Colour Dance Behind The Eyelids|
|6||Now The Branch Is Creaking|
|9||Blue Sky Unravel|
|10||Well, Are You Hope?|