The aforementioned LP - dropping soon on Portland's Gradient Audio imprint - is an impressive showcase of TG's seemingly endless talent as a producer. The record title is extremely apropos, as it guides the listener through a cohesive journey of auditory emotions. The diversity of musical styles on display throughout the album's 13 tracks is well executed and genuine, with no sense of contrivance. There is also a clear musical identity present. The album courses with signature Bristolian attitude, but leaves plenty of room for sounds unique to the artist who made it. "Need You" bathes a futuristic bounce in washing, sweeping synths and at times borders on the glitchy. "Happy Birthday," - a collaboration with fellow sub.mission artist DMVU - is another track that defies description. An vaporwave ballad of sorts, it is most certainly an album highlight. TG also manages to nail shuffling UK garage and downtempo-dancehall rhythms ("Leaving" and "Believe," respectively) with apparent ease. Dubstep purists will love this album as well, with plenty of atmospheric subs and massive head-bobbing 140 tunes like "500 Years" and "Wobbly Wendy," the latter of which can be previewed below:
Preorder 'Notions of Emotions' now and receive a free version of "Need You" over at Gradient Audio's Bandcamp!