Introducing: Rob Bravery

Rob BraveryRob Bravery appears to have really found his sound over the last 12 months. Bristol's answer to James Blake, the former keyboard player for Alessi's Ark released his 2016 EP You Take Half through Sony/Insanity and has been fast gathering momentum ever since. A glorious blend of synths underpinning his distinctive, haunting low vocal tone, it sometimes sounds a little like slowed down music off Muse's Black Holes and Revelations. Co-produced by Liam Howe, who has worked with FKA Twigs and Lana del Rey, there's a certain darkness and gravitas to the music that nods to the latter.

"Taciturn" is the pick of the bunch. Rob's spiraling vocal melodies sit on a mesh of synth that fluctuates between the stripped back and the more filled out, shimmering arpeggios, bearing a certain other-worldliness. 'You Take Half' is another beautiful track, with a faster groove and intriguing chord progressions that ring of Radiohead's 'The Pyramid Song' and 'Everything in its Right Place'. There's a real glimmer of light shining through in his vocal refrain of "you take half" that closes out the song...

He will self-release his new album, Until Tomorrow, Oblivion, in mid-October - if his recent work is anything to go by, it promises to be an exciting piece of work.

Find out more about Rob Bravery and watch the video for "Taciturn" below.


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