Grayson Gilmour's most recent album Otherness continues to grow as a multi-faceted body of work, with the albums moody penultimate track, Artery, pressed to a limited run of 7"s as part of Canadian independent label, Kingfisher Bluez, single club.
Made in conjunction with Flying Nun Records, the 7" also sees Silicon, aka Kody Nielson (The Mint Chicks, Opossom) feature on the B-side with an undeniably catchy remix that winds up the BPM to expose the song's underlying pop-isms. Fun Fact! Grayson's first ever solo shows were with the Mint Chicks back in '06 – ain't New Zealand quaint!.
Released last year, Otherness showed listeners the immense power and musical depth that can be created from the development of just a single note. It's richness absorbs you from the very beginning, transporting the listener through splashes of instrumentation and the expressive tones of Gilmour's voice. Throughout the record you hear its driving force, and slowly ponder over the intriguing, strange entanglement between sampled sounds and organic melodies.
Otherness revealed Grayson Gilmour at his strongest and most intimate yet.
“Grayson Gilmour has never had more to say, nor said it more affectingly. The melodies are lovely, the production crackles with colour, and the whole thing marks a new level of achievement.” – Nick Bollinger (RadioNZ)
- Artery (Silicon Remix)