Some months ago, precisely on September 4, 2015, Edward Allen was back. After two years of silence, he released his second LP named Blue Leaves which is a true masterpiece that didn’t hit the liquid scene as it should have. But many of you are probably saying: who da hell is Edward Allen? No, he’s not the one from Twilight, that one was Cullen. He’s famous with the nickname of Etherwood, and is a very high representative of the liquid drum & bass scene.
Personally, I stumbled upon his first album, named after his own artist name (2013) just a couple of months ago. And I feel guilty for that. After that day, my idea of liquid drum & bass has never been the same. What I mostly like of his tracks is the cleanness of the sounds. Sometimes his songs may sound a bit empty, seem to lack a bit of depth in the construction, but this can also be a merit sometimes. He’s, indeed, very good at composing melodies that -forget about – stick into your head forever.
Of this album, my track of election is also the first one, and is called Souvenirs. Let yourself be transported by the flow of his notes and the voice of Zara Kershaw, it can be a very deeply relaxing and healthy experience. Imagine yourself alone in a car, driving through the pines in a mountain curvy road, your mind going other places.
That’s the right spirit. Now, press play.