Keeping your audience wanting more is one thing, but actively taunting them is another altogether. At 1 minute and 45 seconds long, Hearsay in Paradox Lust is a track that treads the line between the two, drawing the listener in just enough before cruelly shutting them off. The work of Ryan Scally under his Orange Blossom Flyover moniker, it’s a languid, hazy track, heavy on build up but low on release, a dream cut short.
Perhaps the reason for it’s limited time scale is that Scally himself isn’t too fond of it’s irresistible, lazy sound. The other tracks on his Fast Reverse EP differ greatly, though still remaining similarly engaging, if not being quite as contemporary – Vicarious Room of Gold sounds like a good cover of a good Beck song, whilst Someone Like You feels like a lo-fi take on the shoegaze rival of the past few years. This is a man that is prolific in his output, as the various demos, reworkings and works in progress streaming through soundcloud show. If he’s not quite got his sound nailed down yet, there’s no need to worry – on current evidence, whichever way it turns out, it’ll still probably be excellent.