Brian Allonce x UFO Fev x Dane Lawrence – Sunsets in Bali
Brian Allonce x UFO Fev x Dane Lawrence offer a luxurious, swaggering sound with the powerful rush of “Sunsets in Bali”. With a distinctly party focused atmosphere, the way the songs unfurl feel outright majestic. Psychedelic with its swirling layers of sound, the group draws from a wide variety of styles, ranging from pop to hip hop to elements of funk and even a hint of rock. Through this wide sweeping approach, the entire thing encompasses a wide swath of experiences. Easily the highlight of the entire approach comes from the impressive flows that define the entirety of the album.
Nicely setting the mood for the album is the powerful opener “Intro: Soul Bearings”. A funk lounge-like style emerges on the night vibes of “Counting”. The nimble beats of “Born Free” offer a nearly origami-like series of thoughtful flows, as an entire story comes into view while the piece evolves in unexpected ways. With a sultry, seductive quality “Do You Mind” simply stuns for the loose rhythms add to the overall freewheeling spirit of the piece. By far the highlight of the album comes from the sprawling exploration of “Simply” where the kaleidoscopic approach works wonders in its dazzling display. Perfectly closing out the album the surreal hues of “Sunsets” offers a meditative mood.
With “Sunsets in Bali” Brain Allonce x UFO Fev x Dane Lawrence craft an all-encompassing, majestic journey one that delves into a symphonic sea of samples and effortless cross-pollination of genres.