Ewan “Melonade” Mallinson, a resident of the UK, steps away from sample-based production and releases his first self-produced album aptly titled, Solo, via Club Moderato. The album is best described as if Fred Falke was born in the ’90s, spent most of his time in shopping malls and focused his production not on dance music driven by bass-lines, but rather, emotional low-bit music driven by melody. It contains elements that take influence from Daft Punk’s Discovery and the overall french aesthetic. Best of all, each track could quite easily be the soundtrack to a “S I M P S O N S W A V E” video.
A standout from the album is “Feelings Fade” that features Enti & Andrew Turner. The song begins with the low lying rumble of a storm and pitter-pattering of rain, only before the accompaniment of an electric guitar strum and a soft melodic synth progression. Even before the arrival of sentimental vocals from Enti, an amorous mood has already been established and set. The trio harmoniously come together and produce a beautiful track.