Spheruleus – City Spheres
‘City Spheres’ was self-released earlier in October by Spheruleus, known to many as Harry Towell. The album effortlessly delivers spaciousness and warmth, smooth samples, and a subtle grittiness that holds the pieces together. It has a laid back feel that maintains interest throughout, with light flurries of sounds and instruments combined in an unexpected fashion appearing all over the stereo field. The album has been beautifully crafted, retaining clarity and precision whilst charmingly lo-fi. Although outside of my usual areas of listening, ‘City Spheres’ had me moving from the very beginning, reminiscing to the early experimentations in Trip-Hop which this release shares a likeness to with its Hip-Hop and Jazz influences. Spheruleus has provided a collection of tracks that create a real sense of movement, making this a fitting album as I commute between cities. The standout track is ‘Refectors’, combining sparsely disjointed beats and a clever selection of sounds that spread far and fully immerse the listener.