Following on from last year’s wonderful debut solo EP, LOMO, Brighton based musician David Harks is back with a new single, ‘Tripping Ghosts’.
In collaboration with composer/producer Dan Berridge (Broadway Project) ‘Tripping Ghosts’ a is downtempo electronic number. Steeped in melancholy, ‘Tripping Ghosts’ sees Harks’ haunting pure-toned vocals weave in and out of a shadowy yet elegant electronic soundscape. At points both melancholic and transcendent, his voice conveys a fragility (not unlike that of a certain Steve Mason) and evinced with a kind of nocturnal self-analysis that results from late-night walks or spending many a restless hour staring at the ceiling. A shadowy track of murky layers, emotion and isolation; it is wholly absorbing, affecting, invigorating and thrillingly distinct.
The single is also joined remix from Anglo-French duo Loframes (James Yuill & Franck Russo) who while retaining the intimacy, transform the track into a sleek, dark yet sparkling and mildly Balearic dancefloor friendly tune.