Excellent use of layered sounds, which no doubt originate from Williams’ custom randomised software instruments, subtly propel Anyware forward while the previously mentioned electronic-percussion repeats throughout, forming the backbone of the track. Vistabrick is a complex blend of rhythms and counter-rhythms juxtaposed with choral sounds, creating the effect of computer communication, albeit in a most relaxing form. The subtle release leading to Vistabrick’s outro is superbly executed. Despite my criticisms of Williams’ vocals, Mezzotint Gliss is a sublime track utilising alternative percussion “instruments” – computer keyboards, and what sounds like a stapler… – and a steady synth line with varied augmentations, and by this point on the record his voice has improved considerably.
This is an extract from a review originally published on the 25th August 2016. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.