1inmusic is absolutely enjoying One, the three-track debut EP from band Basic Television. The two first tracks, Creeper and Fade are essentially electronic pieces with a darker age and modern pop touches. The musicians managed to build a great melody over the beats. This is more than enough to please both dance movers and melody lovers. The tunes are enhanced with beautiful harmonies and vocal tones that add a warm dimension to the acoustic waves. It is as if music was hugging the listener before making them move. At times, it is even as if these music crafters were modelling your movements as a potter would their clay…. If the drums on Fade get crazier than on the first song, the harmonies never get left behind.
The EP slows down with the third and last track Sofia. To be honest, we felt a little weaned from the rhythm but not disappointed at all. The piece is lovely. It’s just that the pace of the first numbers were so entrancing that we were already missing the tasty rhytmic percussions and the way the vocal arrangements complement them. In this piece though, the writers show another color in their palette, rather another fascinatedly-pleasant shade of dark.
Hear them for yourself at https://basictelevision.bandcamp.com/album/one and stay up to date on their different networks
Basic Television offer a touch of modern pop on a definite bed of dark electronic music. On this NYC-meets-London backdrop, they are multi-instrumentalist vocalists/producers Roma and Suzie and NYC drummer and electronic music producer Jason Crawford.
“ONE“, was produced and written on laptops in a grimy Brooklyn studio during one sweltering New York summer, and mastered in the UK by Tim Turan (Marilyn Manson, Gary Numan, Cypress Hill) all on lockdown in the midsts of a global pandemic. Basic Television is music to dance, cry and lose yourself to… in spite of all.