Barnaby Carter‘s sound is a deep and lush shade of ambient, but with the cinematic influences of Ital Tek and Jon Hopkins adding a sense of movement and direction to Carter’s music. “Evening Redness” begins with synth washes and gentle beats that emanate a warm redness, as the title suggests. Female vocals add the ethereal quality and the textures become richer as the track moves along. Carter hails from the rich electronic scene of Brighton where Ital Tek also plies his trade. Growing up with the British post-rock of Radiohead and Mogwai, Carter has been heavily influenced by the work of the Future Sound of London and Boards of Canada. His debut album, While It Still Blooms, releases Friday via Project Mooncircle with “Evening Redness” being the new single.
Carter tells PopMatters that “the title of the track was inspired when reading ‘Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the West’ by Cormac McCarthy — giving the book it’s full title. It is one of the earlier tracks from the album, taking a while to gestate but I’m really pleased with how it evolved.”
Check out more tracks on Barnaby Carter’s Bandcamp site.