Once Great Western by Tomorrow’s Child: Review
Once Great Western by Tomorrow’s Child is a cinematic and brooding track, a ponderous take on progressive electronic, through the lens of a tortured albeit emotional side of post-rock in a dystopian scene of imagination. It is electronic excursions through myriads of digital, synthesizer-heavy textures. This release is the first track from his forthcoming debut Album Beach Ghosts, which will be available later this year.
Tomorrow’s Child is an emerging electronic and multi-instrumental music producer, based in the UK. The material of the song was influenced by his father who was a steam-train enthusiast. The track’s compressed rhythm sections, lack of lyrics with little snippets of train whistles, wheel sounds thrown in the mix of soft electronic music, and complicated emotionally connected audio samples, give the feeling of the track is being played in a warehouse. Through the story of the collapse of the steam locomotives, the artist pays tribute to his deceased father and evokes nostalgia among other train enthusiasts and electronic music fans alike.
The rhythm of the music is poetic, and the pounding bass is as compelling as a wave that penetrates the interior of memory through its use of sound from different eras. The contrasting state of loss from the past, present, and future is somber but powerful. Beautiful and vague, this track has a strange enchanting quality that would keep electro fans coming back to it.
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Photo credits: Tomorrow’s Child
Review by: Sofia Aleksandra