For a while within the music industry, E.P.s were a no mans land, caught between a single and a full length album, not having their own stake or claim on any chart. They just existed. Extended Play releases seem to be making a comeback, perhaps down to the fact that with everything being so instant and so fast that it actually really hard to get a listeners attention for ten or twelve tracks. Introduce yourself with five cracking tracks and you’re on a winner.
Fossil Collective’s Let It Go EP has had me lost for words for a while. The title track opens proceedings with its seventies country folk tinged vibes. Every time I hear the opening of this track, I can’t quite put my finger on it, the hairs stand on the back of my neck. It’s like a favourite blanket that you wrap around you to keep warm on a winter’s night.
This warmth continues through the E.P., ‘Satellite’ echoing Neil Young vibes circa Harvest Moon. ‘Guaratuba’ has a simple guitar line accompanied by a lone shaker, when the reverbed vocals ease their way into the track, it easily takes you over, so gentle, so subtle.
The duo from Leeds really have pulled it out of the bag with this E.P., it makes me want to listen over and over again. This collection of songs have been playing for a few weeks now, they are they kind of songs that could easily become the soundtrack to your life.