The Australian native performing under the name Goldielocks has released his sophomore EP, entitled “Luminous”. At only three tracks long, I’m not quite sure why there was such a long stint of silence from the artist. A great kickoff single helps to save this release from fading into the sea of generic cosmic electro pop.
The track “Liquify” was released as a single prior to the EP, and really carries the brunt of the hype and expectation. The balancing of sounds is really what brings it to the forefront. There’s an appropriate build-up that keeps the audience engaged. It doesn’t take twelve minutes only to finally culminate in a six-second drop (I may have had some bad experiences with this genre). It relaxes and rises again, keeping the anticipation alive without boring listeners. A mysterious “deep breathe” sound persists throughout the track, seeming as if there is a startled woman off in the distance of whom you just can’t quite catch a glimpse.
The new “Luminous EP” demonstrates Goldielocks’ talent for quality tracks featuring warped vocals.
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The rest of the EP, while not terrible, seems to coast off the laurels of the hit opener. While others have described the release as having “smooth, sugary vocals”, I think the word they were looking for was “slurred”. The music still sounds decent, but I can’t make out much of what the singer is saying. The ethereal sounds of Goldielocks‘ EP culminate in “Only You”, with a very alternative beat established by a shaker effect. People either seem to love it or punch their phone in an attempt to make it stop. I, however, happen to think it’s a decent addition to the composition.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/289209053″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
The new “Luminous EP” demonstrates Goldielocks’ talent for quality tracks featuring warped vocals. There is some quality degradation after the first track, and the unexpectedly short length leaves something to be desired. Overall though, “Luminous” is a solid installment for this eclectic genre.