Bassline Drift – Proximity
Indie-Electronic duo Bassline Drift offer up their debut album ‘Proximity,’ out now on Gravitas Music. Producer-vocalist pair Keli Marks and Rachel ‘Sink’ Lindsay prove to be a potently powerful combination, blending hypnotic vocal dexterity and bass-filled electronic elements that captivate the listener from the onset. Stylistically, the songs draw from worldly and imaginative influence, with both upbeat and slower treasures contained within. The follow up to last year’s ‘Ten Moons’ EP, this new full length LP consists of seven original tracks and two remixes from producers Kermode & Nanda, and is available on all digital retailers.
Opening with the sensual ‘Nature,’ the listener is transported to a seductive fantasy realm by the provocative mixture of Marks’ emotive melodies and Lindsay’s sultry voice. Next, the title track combines minimal beats with somber verses to produce a stimulating, dynamic ballad. Alluding to struggles of the soul, slower tracks like ‘Your Heart is Mine’ and ‘I Don’t Know How To Be In Love’ are mysterious and haunting hymns of heartache laid upon delicate rhythms. Effortlessly, ‘Scoundrel’ snaps the listener back to their senses. A perfect pick-me-up, the tune is an entrancing fusion of R&B, blues, and bass filled to the brim with attitude. Dhumavati comes next; a hybrid of exquisite, middle eastern vocals and heavy bass sounds, the track is an elevation of intensity compared to the rest of ‘Proximity.’ Easily the happiest piece on the album, ‘Our Own Home’ features varied acoustic instrumentation, injecting the song with cheerful, feel-good vibes. Rounding out the LP, Kermode slows things down with a sexy melodic dubstep twist on ‘Proximity,’ followed closely by Nanda’s psychedelic, experimental take on ‘Nature.’