Fresh Hex releases his high-powered ‘Reflective Romantic’ EP
Randall Stag has triumphed us with his tight, five-track EP, Reflective Romantic. Packaged in glitch and glamour, it’s the first full body of work the producer has executed under his working moniker, FRESH HEX.
A piece of craft with its head screwed on, each track off the EP compliments one another in that it carries textural motifs and like-minded atmospheres to shape into the cohesive school of thought that it is. A trait already hinted in the tracklisting, the journey that Fresh Hex invites you on is as endearing as it is a total rush.
Refreshing in that this treasure chest of tunes emits positivity (rather than the oh so common theme of a broken heart), Fresh Hex plays cupid in a sense, reminding us that love is wondrous and amazing, if you let it in. Take, ‘Believe In Love’ as a prime example for such a claim. A build of animated synth melodies awash with crystal waves, the underlying harmony soon splashes over, imitating that giddy rush you experience during the early stages of a relationship; whether that be with a person, a piece of literature, travelling abroad, etc.
Scrambling a myriad of enthused beats, motivated synths and exhausted vocal samples tripping over each other has, ‘Kiss Me’ building on the momentum that was gained in its predecessor. Encouraging vibrancy and affection, this short entity is bursting at the seams with electricity; unveiling a cheeky character to Fresh Hex‘s fun and flavoursome, Reflective Romantic EP.
The title track embodies a slower melody, locating a softer pitch as opposed to some of its hard hitting neighbours. More laidback in its approach, this smoothed out number resonates with its title in that it takes a step back to ponder, accessorised by a smitten mask to almost emit vulnerability through this fess of love and lust.
Words by Hannah Galvin.