This review was originally published in July of 2018.
This kind of throaty, dry, and slightly metallic vocal will always remind me of Thom Yorke, but here it's not as falsetto-driven. There are art-rock similarities to Radiohead, but more than that, the process-nerd and the perfectionist together create a stylistic signature that feels both futuristic and homey.
It is slightly robotic and mysterious music, peppered with swells and the sound of brainwaves seemingly made real: the whir and cluck of unknown gadgets, of looming obsolescence. Married the way it is to the classic warmth of live drums and guitar, it gives a delicate, if slightly dystopian vision of the future:
“Follow me back to the end
I’m in love with the nigh
the mystery of the rabbit hole
in the blink of an eye”— Vilde
Vilde is the Melbourne/Stockholm based project of Thomas Savage. This song is featured on our CHILL Angeles playlist.