Gallegos

Memories You've Memorised

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Record Label
Rhythm Section International

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Gallegos, first name Oliver - deals in feelings rather than genres. The productions on his debut effort for RS INTL channel a 90’s rave euphoria. Luscious pads swirl amidst pitched down jungle drums, celestial strings and philosophical vocal snippets that evoke ecstatic joy.

It’s no mean feat to induce a feeling of elation without the means of a synthetic intervention - but Ollie seems to have cracked the code - taking us there with harmony, texture and rhythm alone - nothing synthetic here: this is alchemy at play... The EP - which in all honesty feels more like a mini album - is a real journey across 5 songs and 29 minutes. It’s about equally split between driving rhythmic compositions created with movement in mind, and pensive ambient detours that are more sonic meditations than anything else. The album reaches its most dizzying heights when these two elements come together in unison for the title track, “Memories You’ve Memorised'' - a widely road-tested future classic which blends scattered Juno chords, arpeggiated church organ and 80s vocal samples to a tear-jerking crescendo.

Memories You’ve Memorised elevates Oliver Gallegos to the top tier of modern electronic composition. There’s comparisons to be made to Primal Scream, Underworld and even Aphex Twin - but after all is said and done, we’re witnessing the coming of age of a future pioneer.

STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: From the esteemed Rhythm Section camp with a typically multifaceted but forward gazing extended EP from new signing Gallegos. Vintage breaks and proggy influences galvanized for modern ears, with a shout-out, end of festival anthem to unite the crews of Gottwood, Houghton etc. Another triumph from the South London hub.

TRACK LISTING

A1. Memories You’ve Memorised
A2. Furious Glory
A3. Over & Over
B1. Slingshot
B2. E With Me

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