|MH-023 Fisk Industries - The Isle Of Wight EP
The Isle Of Wight EP, the debut from London sound designer Fisk Industries, evokes sun-drenched lost summers spent on the famed UK holiday resort island that housed one of the largest music festivals in history. With carefully stacked stabs, pads, clicks, and pops atop thick slabs of dusty drums, this EP will surely evoke comparisons to the soundscapes of Boards Of Canada and the simple beauty of Isan. A promising newcomer in the sound design arena, the impressionist compositions on the Isle Of Wight EP is a strong step towards establishing Fisk Industries as a producer of the first order.
|A carefully constructed and presented, tightly produced slice of warm electronica - Boomkat
|Apparently Fisk Industries’ debut EP The Isle Of Wight is supposed to evoke an idyllic weekend excursion with friends at the infamous locale but, on the evidence of these robust tracks, it must have been a rather intense and stormy stay. Londoner Mat Ranson slathers his electronic pieces with bright analog synths, snarling bass lines, shimmering washes, and crunchy breaks, and even finds room for some ululating Indian singing on “We Saw Orion.” While all six are strong, the best track might be “Poltype” which pairs castanet-like clicking patterns with blurry electric pianos and head-nodding funk rhythms. Ranson’s music is more aggressive than what normally passes for “warm electronica” but that’s certainly not a criticism. – Stylus