PREMIERE: Emotional perseverance marries a sonic narrative in Amastro’s ‘Bloodshot Heart’
Sydney producer, Angus Murphy has been ridiculously earnest in all of his creative pursuits. Not only a multi-instrumentalist combatting a variety of soundscapes, he’s become a well-known face at World Bar‘s Banquet, and has just packaged up his debut EP taking the same name as his AMASTRO moniker. To be released incredibly soon, it is our utmost pleasure to reveal to you its first offering, ‘Bloodshot Heart’.
A pile of synths are taken from the beholder, dancing in and out of motion as the brisk wind takes possession. Fighting the pull of this elemental heave, attempted returns to the foreground are blocked by the supple vocals of, Amastro. Just when this lounge act begins to settle, an amalgamation of cheeky timbres flood the space, bouncing and twirling about as if to really test the emotive lyricism at play.
The fleeting synth arrangement we had initially tried to grasp nearer maintains a presence of subtlety, admitting defeat and surviving as an underlying feature to the dominant arrangement stomping its way overhead. A clever turn for the build of composition, it not only adds sonic substance, it’s also dramatically relevant to the aspiring hope translated from the persona’s vocal outpour.
Intrinsically progressive and well-articulated, ‘Bloodshot Heart’ is an exciting listen of versatility for both the headphones and the dancefloor.
‘Bloodshot Heart’ is the first single taken from Amastro‘s forthcoming eponymous EP, to be available on Tuesday, April 12. Pre-order your copy via iTunes.
Words by Hannah Galvin.
Photo credit: Adam Scarf.