Braille Face’s promise Glows on debut single

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Welcome to the world of BRAILLE FACE. The guy set himself the intense project of writing an album a month in 2015. This amounted to a whopping 100 songs, and his debut release from this project, ‘Glow’ is certainly a testament that not a single one of those songs was simply bashed out for the sake of it.

Braille Face was discovered by Melbourne record label Spirit Level while undertaking his 2015 writing project. Spirit Label has been sitting on the shelf for a little while, releasing their last track in 2014, however the label is now back to make waves, starting with ‘Glow’.

Spirit Level is the brainchild of Gotye (yeah, that guy) and Double J host/producer/solo artist/video game composer, Tim Shiel, so it’s safe to say that as far as understanding talent goes, these guys have their finder firmly on the pulse.

‘Glow’ starts off sounding a little like a heart monitor bleeping in a hospital. As it gets more erratic, some rather obscure sounds enter into the track as well. It builds into something kind of off kilter, before the vocals start. There is something soft and ballady about them. Set to a piano backdrop, this track could be something very, very different. Instead it is an intricately layered piece of music that takes more than one listen to get your head around. It’s a little like a track that transforms you to an outer body experience, watching your awkward dance moves from afar.

Words by Madeline Kilby

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