Picture – True EP 7.3
Picture creeps up on you. Listen to it one time you’ll return to it over and over again. On the surface it appears to be an electro EP. Yet this is a tasteful EP. It sort of drags you into an environment scrubbed shiny clean. In that way it is not too dissimilar from much of Cascine’s roster. Underneath the immediate surface is a level of humanity, of sadness, that’s rather appealing. The fusion between the electronic sensibilities mixed with a sense of EMO pop craft makes it rather enjoyable.
‘Everything Time’ is reminiscent of ‘The Postal Service’. It starts out quietly. Beats come in sounding nearly ridiculous in their dance quality. These many different aspects make it an extremely successful song. How it ends it with a sad dance track as the singer remains completely silent. Really the opener is the best track on the whole EP; it has so many different parts to it. From this opener all other tracks are formed. Following this comes ‘True’ which has a similar template. ‘Third’ takes a grander approach, filling in as the soundtrack to an uncreated video game. It has a very animated sound to it. ‘Malmo City Tunnel’ ends it in a wash of sound. On the closer it focuses more on atmosphere than outright melody.
This is an extremely unified EP. Picture does a good job of picking out a specific sound and going with it. At no point does Picture deviate from this template. Picture’s unity leads to a great sense of clarity about the EP as a whole.