We can only assume that Whitechapel via Lecce isn’t a path that has been trod by many dreamy lo-fi acts in the past. Nevertheless we’re eternally grateful that Echopark aka Antonio Elia Forte has made it this far. The Italian musician recently unveiled ‘Teleportation’ – the first track to be drawn from his debut LP Trees – and he’s back again today, bottling more concentrated, sun-drenched glee with an accompanying video.
Forte’s horizontally laidback vocals chime in perfect harmony with radiant ripples of fingerpicked guitar and robust helpings of pounding bass drum. The simmering atmospherics and staccato beats marry seamlessly with shots of dog days procrastination; kite flying, surfing and skateboarding included. ‘Teleporation’ teases with a tantalising caress of heat, invoking a vision of life after this seemingly endless winter has thawed.