One of those albums I missed last year, this debut effort by Walls – a collaboration between Allez Allez DJ Sam Willis and Alessio Natalizia of Banjo or Freakout – meets you on that blurry pathway between dreams and reality. You can’t quite pin down where that point lies (is it even a point?), but you find it constantly worked out between Willis’ electronic synth leanings and Natalizia’s guitars and instrument-like vocals. On “Soft Cover People”, surprises abound just when the latter’s contribution appears to dominate to the point (no, there really isn’t one) of no return. Eventually, things come together rather satisfyingly on this one, so I think I’m finally ready for bed. – Dan.
Walls is out now on Kompakt.