Placid Cactus – “Island Glow”


Traversing with a serene, dreamy vein of rock, “Island Glow” is the latest track from Placid Cactus. Hypnotic guitar jangles and tranquil synths accompany dazed vocals, expanding into a more glistening, expressive vocal tone past the one-minute mark. 02:30 sees a striking final segment, where spacey synths emerge with greater prominence; the track ascends into atmospheric heights here, especially as the brassy resonance hits. “Island Glow” puts Placid Cactus firmly on my radar.

“Island Glow” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 2021’ Spotify playlist.

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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