Space Equator – “Going Up”

The lush and spacey “Going Up” is the first track off Space Equator’s upcoming unreleased self-titled album, all recorded, mixed, and mastered at his home. “The songs are layered with my unique style of vocal harmonization and rhythmic section changes, while maintaining my musical inspirations of hip hop, soul, R&B, psychedelia, and dream pop,” the project’s head, Los Angeles-based Brendan Fillingham, explains.┬áThe vocals pack a hazy psych-friendly nonchalance, all while traversing across buzzy bass lines (reminiscent of Tame Impala) and a collage of deeply submerged synths, tonally familiar to early Washed Out. The transition around 01:40 shows a slight tinge of funk that ends this very nicely, showcasing Fillingham’s vocal chops and production as the two-minute mark passes. It’s a very impressive effort from this emerging project.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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