It has to be said up front and straight away; Charles Murdoch’s Point, is what you’d call beautiful electronic music. This Brisbane producer has been floating around the scene since 2012, being nabbed up by record label Future Classic and now releasing a new album called Point.
From the airy opening to the rhythmic close, Point is lush, romantic and seductive. It is soft on the ears with a mellow vibe that plays out like all well written and produced albums should. It has catchy moments like ‘Frogs’ that features Ta-ku, Wafia and Hak, some notably talented local vocalists and producers. Speaking of features, collaboration seems to be a main game for Charles Murdoch with further appearances from the likes of Oscar Key Sung, Chloe Kaul and Banoffee.
Boasting a modest 8 tracks, Point is never over bearing nor does it fall up short. The select sounds and samples throughout work well together adding balance and space to each of the tracks. You’ll notice the pleasant and minimal touch of birdsong that pops up on a few of the tracks too.
The airy tracks like ‘Straws’ and ‘Wash’ all begin in similar fashion with some very ambient noise before a very delicate shuffling beat flows in. This shows a clear talent and passion for sound within Murdoch’s creating, giving his music a very Flying Lotus and Gold Panda vibe that listeners are sure to pick up.
One of the most refreshing elements that comes after listening to Point is the fact that intelligent electronic music is well and truly being made by young, budding and local artists. It is something that reignites the passion electronic music making it both complicated and accessible at the same time.
Point is out December 11 and you can pre-order now through iTunes.