salxgao are a duo capable of gripping, haunting soundscapes. New track “pitter patter” finds both sal and gao interchanging the vocal lead, as distant percussion and murky synths accompany jazzy keys in the background. One vocal delivery pursues a more menacing, hip-hop feel, while the other is blissfully melodic. Within a consistent soundscape that’s fully consuming, and fairly reminiscent of King Krule, the vocal variation is strongly accomplished, as is this project’s standout atmospheric chops.
“pitter patter” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2018’ Spotify playlist.