Granfalloon is the musical moniker of Richard Lomax and his folktronica group based in Manchester. Folktronica is a mixture of folk and electronica. Instruments include Omnichords, acoustic guitars, Casio keyboards, and 80's drum machines. Their new single ‘Ambulance' is out on Manchester label The Dogan on 23rd February 2018. Using home recording system, Granfalloon notes that they/he likes to release songs that might contain imperfections, to give their sound a natural feeling in this pro-tooled world.
“Ambulance” is an atmospheric song, one that is steeped in natural rhythms, which seem to have been an influence on this indie/electronica song. This is deal with the steps and rituals we all take to keep our mental health together, things that we all do just to get from one end of the map to the other. There is a gentle nature to “Ambulance”, a sound akin to the likes of Moonbabies and Maps. As the song progresses, you feel like you on a little journey with the band, it’s repetitive rhythms gaining momentum and suddenly you reach a beautiful crescendo. You can’t really get a handle on a band with one song, no matter who the artist/band turns out to be. However, “Ambulance” is a great introduction to Granfalloon, it’s a beautiful song which had made me want to explore more of their world.
4 out of five - This is really good, well worth checking out
"Ambulance" is available from 23rd February 2018, once it has been released, I will update the links for purchasing/streaming the song here.