Concrete Vision is the sound Kramer created in his apartment on that tape recorder, and the analogue warmth of the recordings makes his influences something that the listener can hear and feel, rather than just being an intellectual tidbit for the audience to consider.  Aural warmth alone isn’t itself enough to make a song, and Still Parade produces the most pleasing results when infusing his music with funk, soul, or ‘60s Californian-pop-rock elements, as he does with standout track, 7:41, which has a strong funk/soul vibe – with a tasteful synth-pop update – that manages to never come across as a ham-fisted retro pastiche.

This is an extract from a review originally published on the 12th June 2016. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.


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