London duo Evokateur release ‘Chime Hours’ the second of three planned EPs, following the their brisling debut ‘Crow’s Wedding’. The band’s latest offering, is overall emotionally charged, cinematic technical constructed, with powerful warm vocals, in tandem with electro soundscapes and the right dose of the dark, on ‘Post’ for instance,there is a sense of a glimpsed moment in some fast lane drama. Think, the EPs track, ‘How Long’ should get the most play, come radio land playlists, which is right probably split with ‘1684’, but you are still spoilt for choice on !Chime Hours’. This is a high quality release.
Evokateur consist of Hector Villaraus as composer and producer and Sarah Villaraus who looks after the somgwriting and lyrical duties to such blissful effect. ‘White Horse’ also shines bright, in both forms, as there is a Fear Of Tigers Remix, with bounces along ok, but I like the stripped back synth shades of the original, with just that Kate Bush-esque voice (which I should have mentioned at the start) that works so well. Even on the song 1684 Evokateur’s sensibilities are still evident. This is two for two. A emotional charged affair well observed, in harmony, this is a cracking release, that in the cold light of day still glistens, add alcohol and a long night, might even be better. 8/10