Musical sound effects with splatterings of pulsing jazzy underscoring mean this ambient and abstractly produced E.P. carries a ghostly but mellow edge which gently rests on the airwaves. Echoing from left to right with gusts of digital breeze and pinned to the music with tiny sharp rhythmic nails, we are treated to a slow and progressive thrust into Ridge, track one of the four which make up the extended play mini album. An underwater world element is given as the hard reverb and drawn out echo means everything swirls together in a spiralling draw down into relaxation and stillness.
Melody begins to make itself available when Valley enters the playlist. It is simply made, and nothing is done to excess, however after the first track, the application of tune and a more rounded edge to the voice makes the step in the direction of the sky. It raises the vibration without adding pressure, an album which increases in depth but feels like we're in a well made mini-submarine, floodlights piercing the dank and murky waters of digital exploration.
As we progress even further into the realms of Vertical Amigo, a beat is slapped down onto what has already been built to mark the entrance of track three, Plateaux. A new level of energy finds itself worming into the mix when the cool but excited drumming sits like a decorative icing on the stable and well defined cake. Tunefulness makes another cameo appearance in the pause between sections, a gear shift means that we can turn around and take a different perspective. A new distance forms and perhaps the current is letting us glide a little.
Resurfacing requires a complete reversal in the engine's power output, and when showing this musically, a different form of wave needs to be applied to demonstrate this change. It is no surprise to my ears that a saw effect begins the journey for the last and fourth track on this short but interesting collection of sounds. Peak marks the top of the mountain, as the album art shows a green hill with windswept edges, my journey has been a reversal of what perhaps the artist intended. For me, we are in the mirror. Taking ourselves to a place where the view is unique in the workings of music and rhythm leaves the imagination wide open to our own suggestions.