Improvement Movement are an Atlanta-based psychedelic-pop outfit, comprised of Anthony Aparo (guitar, vocals), Zach Pyles (keys, synth), and Tim Friesen (bass).
Formed from the ashes Culture Culture (a synth pop band also based in Atlanta), the trio have earmarked 2018 for releasing a slew of singles, to be followed by a full-length record sometime next year.
It is their most recent single ‘It’s a Situation’ which draws our attention today and in just over three and a half minutes, it encapsulates everything that is endearing about their enigmatic, intriguing and playful approach to kaleidoscopic psych-pop. Flashing along a frenetic drum & bass, coruscating colours, bubbling bassline, spacey synth and all manner of frazzled sounds are thrown about in merry abandon. While musically it is labyrinthine and hypnotic, up top floats soft, hushed and mellow vocals, adding a perfect balance to this whimsical sonic expedition. There is no doubting ‘It’s a Situation’ is unusual but it works, and how!
Listen to ‘It’s a Situation’ below.