by James Conway
Singer, songwriter, producer, mixer and general jack of all trades Dombrance has just released new EP “The Witch” on the rather hip Kitsuné label. This chap obviously has no qualms about wielding the axe in the studio, for the 24 songs originally recorded were whittled down to a mere 2, with “The Witch” taking pride of place alongside a smattering of remixes from a variety of artists of differing backgrounds.
The song itself is the kind of carefree, blissed-out pop that surges with barely contained emotions yet just about manages to keep them in check. This is helped by the distinguished, soulful tones of singer Sou (Sourya) whose voice lends proceedings an almost stately flow. The accompanying remixes are all of a high quality with the dark “Enola Remix” and the exuberant electro-pop of the “Aswefall Remix” in particular standing out. The plethora of interpretations of this one track all offer something different and it’s inspiring to discover how one piece of music can be portrayed in so many alternative fashions. More of the same soon please!