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Single review: Redolent – Aspartame

With new track ‘Aspartame’, Edinburgh’s Redolent have managed to perfectly encapsulate that unsettling sense of waiting in limbo – a feeling that many of us are undoubtedly experiencing right now. The track is hypnotic and intriguing from start to finish.

We are taken on a memorable journey, lasting just under five minutes. It’s reminiscent of Lewis Carroll’s depiction of falling down the rabbit hole, always unsure of where we are going to land. Singer Robin Herbert’s falsetto vocals remain as captivating as the depth and movement of the music.

Our journey becomes all the more mesmeric towards the latter half of the song; the intensity of Andrew Turnbull’s drumming increases and Danny Herbert’s intricate guitar riffs take prominence, carrying us to the track’s sudden and abrupt end.

‘Aspartame’ is out now.


This article was first published in the October 2020 issue of SNACK magazine. You can read the full magazine below on your smartphone, tablet, or pc.

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