Rhythm magician and firm Stamp favourite Phil Stroud has long confirmed his prowess when it comes to a long slow burner. While the Perth resident’s productions can air towards the extensive realm of the dancefloor, such is Stroud’s ability to deliver atmosphere and head spinning layers, they find themselves just as appropriate for those self indulgent home listening sessions.
This is certainly the case with today’s premiere, ‘Flow’, taken from Stroud’s debut self titled LP set for release later this week on Good Company. We were blown away by this ruminative roller, which, just like burning the sweetest incense, gently smothers and soothes in its exquisite haze of percussive and melodic hues. Sultry vocals come from Tessa Darcey and keyboard from Jack Doepel, which simply keeps on giving on top of Stroud’s unhurried ensemble of percussion. Its not often we find ourselves entranced to this extent and to a piece clocking out at fifteen minutes no less, but we can’t praise this one enough.
Phil Stroud’s 2xLP is released 10th November digitally and on vinyl in December – pre-order from the Good Company Bandcamp.