Andrew Rothschild is a frequent name on the Stereofox blog; I myself reviewed a track by him mere months ago. He has established himself as a brilliantly consistent producer, churning out exquisite pieces of music like it's nothing. Taken from his upcoming Forest Blue LP, "Nature Therapy" showcases his ability to seamlessly weave together intricate melodies and textures.
The track kicks off with a guitar ostinato that acts as a bed, cradling the textures and effects that bounce around it and carrying the tune swiftly into the chorus section. Upbeat and involved, the drums carry an energy throughout the piece that uplifts and inspires, ceasing only very briefly during a transition halfway through the track.
A flute sits atop the established layers in the second half. It soars above the relatively restrained guitar line and lends it's own energy to that of the drums. The international influences are clear; Andrew seems to draw upon inspiration from cultures across the world, marrying them seamlessly to create a sound of his own. Broad and varied inspiration is one of my favourites things to hear within a track, so "Nature Therapy" was an absolute pleasure to listen to and write about.
Listen to "Nature Therapy" here: