On Secret Garden, Sanderson Dear continues the trajectory set forth on his 2016 release Urban Mosaic (Stasis Recordings). It’s an insular world, optimistic with the foundational grooves and textures of classic Detroit, Chicago and London, that Dear mines with confidence. A stand out project from start to finish, the track Opaque Life is a singular example of the Toronto producer’s expert craft.
released September 27, 2018
Written and Produced by Sanderson Dear
Courtesy of Stasis Recordings, Toronto, ON
Influenced by post-dubstep, lo-fi house, and trip-hop, 1five1’s sound draws from iconic outfits like Portishead, even as she completely pushes her own distinctive beats and textures into sophisticated spaces beyond those original inspirations. Bandcamp Album of the Day Dec 13, 2018