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Lakes - The Geneva EP

Exclusive Track Premier - "Geneva" - Watford, England's Lakes unveil "The Geneva EP"

"The Geneva EP" to be released on January 25th is perhaps more focused than the previous "Tahoe EP," and Lakes needs much less to say so much more. With Geneva, the UK act brings us 4 new tracks and breathes fresh air into the community. Instantly affecting in it’s captivation, “Geneva” begins in a mysterious 10:8 time boundary brought affectedly to life through a solo introduction of chordal guitar picking. The theme builds over a dozen bars, always introducing slight variants before vocals (surprisingly clear for math rock) project a uniquely poised and expressive universe of human character.

Undoubtedly the strongest force within the growing mix, the vocals elicit the animation of consciousness. This frames the sonic equation as shining god-like qualities warble - as if outcries within the listener’s own mind are being sonically illustrated. “The dreamer and the dream” as the famous saying goes. The 6+4 creates larger cycles within the music’s pulse and breath vs a more common 5+5, opening up the door for Lakes to draw from their library of 6:8 phrasing of which is more naturally rounded being an even integer. The drums jump in at around this same point, cleverly offsetting the percussive rhythm from the initial 1 of the other members, creating counter currents which are employed like a surfer bouncing from wave to wave.