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Friday, Dec 30 2016 | 02:47
Image: 1607824 Sonar Kollektiv present Glow In The Dark 'Future Bliss', a project by Harry Miller.

A1. step ONE
A2. 7 Billion = 1
A3. Kaleidoscopic Hue
A4. Future Bliss
B1. Screams Under Stars
B2. The Last Dance
B3. 1987
B4. Absolute Zero

There's not a lot to tell about the project Glow In The Dark by a certain Harry Miller. Only
perhaps we can state that with these eight tracks at hand Harry Miller accomplished
probably the most enchanting album of the still quite young year. Just when we wanted to
dismiss the short-dated genre of Chillwave wistfully, “Future Bliss” comes along with a
bewitching sound hailing from an optimistic but cranky future. Already the opening track
“step ONE” with its vocal samples and its spoken word intro is futuristic soul full of
affirmation of life pillowed on a synth bedding smoothed to the max up to its edges. But also
the following seven tracks spread infectious positive vibes all around.
The magic of Glow In The Dark's tracks is energized mostly by Miller's delicate way of
treating his various samples, a wary manner one usually only shows when picking up a
guitar. And unlike sample based music feeding from Hiphop his tracks are completely free
from any sort of nostalgia, because all of his songs are designed for the future through and
“Future Bliss” is one hell of a joy ride, from the first note to the last tone. The neon funk of
“1987”, the broken beat of “7 Billion = 1”, the synth pop of “The Last Dance” and in general, all of
the eight tracks could be little, but great hymns on their own. But only in its entirety they
sparkle this fathomless ingeniousness hidden in Glow In The Dark. In the end it seems to be
wiser that one has as little background information as possible to be able to lose oneself fully
in this “Future Bliss”. Available from 10.02.2017
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