EveningShade – Atlanta, Georgia – indie synth pop
EveningShade blends indie and synth pop in a subtle unearthly manner. Atlanta-based electronic composer James Pinkstone is the purveyor behind EveningShade. After years of making his digital soundscapes that conjure images of sci-fi landscapes and metaphysical movies of the 80s he has released a 4 track EP. Impulses, comprised of 4 instrumental tracks, spills with promise. The shattering array of sound arrangement conjures a cinematic adventure. These song play like synesthesia as they make you see and feel pops of color when they are playing. The opening track “The Woods” plays out like someone is being chased, literally, in a section of woods. The next “There She Was” was has a feminine quality that is carefully balanced.
The stand out track “Making Love to Sarah Connor” begins with a quick synth opening that reminds of “I wear my sunglasses at night’. It morphs into a dreamscape which feels like someone is watching from afar in their head dreaming of their lover who is many miles away. The kick of the drum beat comes in more clearly around the 1 minute mark where before, it was lurking in the background. The tickle of the ivories keys opens “Passing in the .. ” which relies more on a menacing soundscape that rides like a wrong turn on a barely lit back road. Self describes as “sensual and slick” these songs would fit well on a Twin Peaks sound track.