Ifan Dafydd releases his Treehouse EP/video…
Think what you want, being mistaken for James Blake is no bad thing. Especially since Welsh producer Ifan Dafydd is more than capable of matching Blake in terms of creativity and vision. Instead of simply being eclipsed by the comparison he’s on his way to establishing himself as one of the primary components of, for the sake of argument, the movement of electronic music often gaining the rubric ’Postdubstep’. The title track, ‘Treehouse’ unfolds itself in a fluxuation of synth melodies interspersed with echoing vocal samples and typically Postdubstep-esque sprinklings of clicks and claps. Whilst the additional piece on the EP, ‘To Me’, is more solid and conventional in its composition, in the sense that its a more clean bass driven number, it nevertheless provides an equally strong edition to the EP. Both tracks are underlined by images and ideas of isolation and alienation, themes also being illustrated in the video, which seem to be a recurring milieu of the genre.
The EP can be purchased from Boomkat.
Words by Lloyd Greenall.