Duo Hi Frisco, aka Blackpool's Henry Eastham and Yokshireman Felix Rashman, occupy an interface between the exploratory and the deft on “Snowfall”.
The eagle eyed amongst you may recognise Eastham from early incarnations of VANT and from cutting his teeth as a session musician for the likes of Chlöe Howl, whereas Rashman has produced tracks for the likes of YAK, Crows and Babeheaven. “Snowfall” serves as their first joint endeavour and was fittingly the first track they ever worked on together; providing the perfect breeding ground for their discombobulated and vacillating sound.
“It helped us find what we wanted to sound like,” says Eastham. “We spent a lot of time experimenting and learning what worked for us tonally and Snowfall was the first track that fell into place and felt like a world we’d want to inhabit. When we started the track, it started off much more stripped back and straightforward than it is now. We used live drums and bass, which then morphed into this weird Childish Gambino style bass and crunchy drum loop that you hear today.”
Warped synths and hallucinogenic strings merge in the same spirit as MGMT and Tame Impala, bound by a rousing chorus. Thematically it’s borne of being in a state of flux and the habitual struggle of deciding where to go next in life – a sense that is palpable through the intense push and pull of the instrumentation.