Hard to believe its been six years since Solvents Apples & Synthesizers, the immaculately composed synth-pop opus whose Toronto-based producer came to define the early Ghostly aesthetic. And yet, here we are in 2010, listening to Jason Amms new single as Solvent, Loss for Wordsthe first taste of Solvents upcoming full-length Subject to Shift, and a sterling example of what happens when classic pop songwriting meets analogue circuitry. Buzzing synths, crisply understated drum programming, and an air of gentle melancholyits as if no time has passed at all. And yet, Loss for Words is also a significant step forward for Amm, as his singing has matured into a clear, organic tenor and sweet orchestral sings dominate the songs climax. Loss for Words is a robotic ballad with a human heart.
The Loss for Words digital single comes packaged with two remixes: Solvents CompuRhythm Remix, which pares the songs starry haze down to a minimalist series of blips and clicks; and Berlin producer Vector Lovers take, which busies up Loss for Words synthetic swirl into a club-ready electro track.eads soaring through the clouds.