A slow burning experience

After the shadowy elegance and relentless mordancy of last year’s debut, ‘A Thousand Nights’, this effort is a different beast.

Having dropped the BPM and dispensing with the techno insistence, where ‘The Life Wire’ lacks the up-tempo belligerence of its predecessor, it more than compensates with slow building flourishes that ring gloriously crystalline as the album progresses.

Belatedly getting the bass lines rolling, it’s the hallmark and contrast for ‘Nothing For Granted’ to take the path of least resistance, as it works around a metronomic, minimal framework before ‘Fire On Fire’ gets things uncharacteristically itchy.

But it’s the gorgeous tumbling backdrop of ‘Awaking Life Inside’ that rewards Tresher’s experimental edge.

7/10

Words by Reef Younis
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