‘REFRACTIONS’ highlights a major turning point in the lives of both Allan McConnell and Finn Rees, who both made the decision to relocate from Tasmania to Melbourne, which they feel exposed them to a whole new world of opportunities, and also served as an inspiration for the writing process for this new offering.
‘The songs were written over the last couple of years following our move from Hobart to Melbourne and was made possible with the help of a number of collaborators, including our live band members Elle Shimada, Lucky Pereira, Paul Bender (Hiatus Kaiyote) on bass, and featuring vocalists Laneous and Wallace.’ – Close Counters
Throughout the ‘REFRACTIONS’ EP, Close Counters further signify their mastery of blending various genres of music to create their own blend of insatiable and irresistible grooves through a polished combination of electronic and organic instrumentation, which is something that was pivotal in the creation of these new works.
‘We produce dance music that reinterprets styles of house, disco, funk and broken beat, adopting the spirit of Melbourne soul. The music reflects its origins: combining the instrumentation of a 70s funk rhythm section with modern production, dense layers of analogue synths, Latin percussion, and a flare of jazz harmony. Artists such as Detroit Swindle, Harvery Sutherland, Moodyman, Kaytranada, Motor City Drum Ensemble have inspired our latest work. The result is an infectious, uplifting array of dance tunes.’ – Close Counters
‘REFRACTIONS’ is available everywhere now via Exist Recordings, and Tasmanian fans can catch Close Counters at Hobart Brewing Co this Friday September 20 as they wrap up their REFRACTIONS EP TOUR – get your tickets here: https://tourlink.to/REFRACTIONS_TOUR