Trapped in lazily spun daydreams as summer days slip into short autumnal snatches of sunlight, Crash sounds like a series of fleeting memories drifting on the wind. The things said that ping around inside your head for months and years, distorted by time's gravity but never quite falling to rest on the floor of your mind. I still remember all the moments we shared, even if I can't articulate what happened or how I feel.
There is a fuzzy psychedelia running through Shirley Said's new single. Vocalist Giulia's breathless words scrawling out all your feelings of gently disappointing abandonment. With inspirational cues as varied as Björk, Portishead, Talk Talk, Sonic Youth and David Lynch you can tell that this duo, formerly a four-piece, are not out to deliver anything predictable. Components of techno are fused to shoegaze to make something slow moving and heartbreakingly beautiful.
I played this track three times before I could bring myself to stop it.