A fitting title.

While the descriptor “atmospheric” can often be interchanged for “airy and shapeless” when talking about music, British producer Palmistry understands how to create an atmosphere you can feel while keeping the beat going. Mixing warped, shifting vocals, with synths that alternate between warm and blatantly mechanical, all while percussion lurches, slaps, and fades in the background, Palmistry assembles an elaborate sonic quilt that evolves across its near five minute run time.

The shadow of producers like Burial, Prefuse 73, and Flying Lotus always hangs over music like “Way Beyond,” but Palmistry manages to elevate above mere derivation.

(Crack in the Road)

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