Saturday 5/11 Sam Gellaitry @ The Great Northern touring his recent release Viewfinder Vol 1. Direct support by Move Set Records.
"Sam Gellaitry is definitely in a class of his own. With a sound that we’d be hard pressed to compare to anyone else in the game, this latest offering has only served to further define the unique, cinematic, storytelling style the young producer has continued to pioneer through his Escapism EP series. Characterized by a palpable wanderlust vibe, through the masterfull layering of crisp, vibrant orchestral progressions, lush, atmospheric soundscapes funky, warbling synths and various live instrumentation, Sam G has not only given us one hell of a debut album, but a truly rarem seamless 12-track sonic journey with Viewfinder Vol 1.""Gellaitry's music can transport a listener into another reality."PITCHFORK"He has deft control over his material, which can be intricate, with an exuberant globetrotting aesthetic, but rarely feels cluttered. His Escapism EP contains middle-eastern strings, pitch-shifted dancehall vocals, snake-charmer woodwind, harps and EDM drops. You'd expect these to clash horribly on a 17-minute EP, but somehow they make complete sense."THE GUARDIAN"It's his deft handling of a menagerie of percussive sounds; so much going on and yet, instead of feeling weighty, the result is delicate, even graceful."THE FADER "Jungle Waters comes out of the beat and back around to its twisting and turning orchestral beginning, then melts again into a multi-colored fantasy world of electric textures and playful sounds."BILLBOARD"Gellaitry delivers his signature genre-bending electronic music that is both experimental and captivating."HYPEBEAST"Escapism III' evokes the 20-year-old producer's cinematic scope for genre-defying productions that burst with colour as he tells his coming-of-age story."MIXMAG