Goodbye Horses comes out on No. 19 Music next week and it is musician Derrick Boyd's love letter to cinematic 80s film scores.
The title track is a cover version of the 1988 Q Lazarus track as featured in the film Silence of the Lambs. Boyd's vocals soar as stark frigid melodies are forced out of a synthesiser and heavy drums provide the momentum.
B-side 'Sound Sail' is perhaps more interesting though. It retains the 80s filmic feel but is a subtler beast altogether. Catchy, clipped drums are paired with soulful vocals layered in reverb and bruised chord progressions. It could almost be described as Tamla Chromatics - the layered production betrays a deft-touch, creative an understated track of cool emotions.
Deniz Kurtel makes a logical choice of remixer given the material. She turns in an even softer, more spacious version of 'Sound Sail'. Two separate bass lines interplay - one slow and wandering, the other a rapid staccato pulse. It is a dark and contemplative track that gradually slots keys and drum patterns together to create a deeply haunting but incredibly atmospheric seven-minutes.
Goodbye Horses is released on Monday through No. 19 Music.