Poppy Ackroyd

Resolve

One Little Indian

Apr 18, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett Bookmark and Share


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This classically trained artist melds electronic and classical touchstones into enchanting instrumental pieces that invite active listening as much as they act as soothing ambient backdrops.

Similar to Penguin Cafe, Poppy Ackroyd's compositions do not so much erupt with bursting melodies, but rather come to a slow boil with an airy and dreamy ambience, thanks to the vibrant violin and piano riffs. And in ways comparable to The Album Leaf and Edamame, Ackroyd creates percussive textures from instrument tones that are electronically shaped and looped, forming a subtly shifting substrate to which melodic accents are added.

Cinematic in its scope and scrupulous in its detail, Resolve is a sadly beautiful yet uplifting album. As delicate swells of lush, orchestrated melodies arise from the oscillating backdrop of subtle thumps and subdued cadences, effectively creating moods, Resolve provides hypnotic and surreal soundscapes suitable for both daydreaming and night-dreaming. (www.poppyackroyd.com)

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