Welsh producer and multi-instrumentalist Tomos seeks to explore the bridge between natural and synthetic sound, realised through a soothing blend of ambient textures, rich soundscapes, intricate synths and dream pop sensibilities.
His debut EP, Count The Seconds, released via new contemporary electronic label Mellia, draws inspiration from the quiet surroundings of Tomos’ native West Wales, nestled somewhere between the sea and the mountains, and the energy of his new home base of South East London. Our pick is title track ‘Count The Seconds’, a blissed-out dream pop cut with reverberating synths, twinkling keys and soft vocals.
Of the track, and it’s accompanying video directed by his brother, Tomos says “‘Count The Seconds’ is about sitting peacefully and listening intently to the relationships between sounds in a relaxing space. I had always imagined a video for this song to be something very simple, shooting some of the many calming spots that are scattered around my home town of Aberteifi/Cardigan.
Luckily for me, I have two very talented younger brothers who both work in film and visual media and arts. While it was Geraint who made the artworks for the EP, Owain made the video with some old footage he had shot a few years ago that he had forgotten on an old hard drive. He did a great job of capturing some beautiful moments of peace all those years ago, perfectly representing what I had in mind during the writing process.”
Count The Seconds will be released on 26th August via Mellia.