Sunny house meets electro on this smooth EP.
Low Wings' greatest strength is Project Pablo's use of instrumentation. He can make a chunky, propulsive beat, which he does on "Toes Unstepped" and the title track. But my ear is drawn to his instrumental elements. For instance, the kick on "Low Wings" flows through swirling currents of delayed keys and synthy latices that evolve and intersect, which allows micro-melodies to arise and dissolve.
It's hard to keep track of all the non-percussion elements on "Wildest Way To Go," where there's a noodling lead, barely-there pads, strings, bloops and a waggling whistle, all ducking in and out of one another. But Low Wings actually feels toolier than previous Project Pablo releases, because it borrows from electro more than his earlier funk- and soul-referencing house cuts. Still, the overall good-natured mood I associate with his vision remains intact. Even the prickly arpeggio on "Without Knowing" feels good-natured, especially when it's joined by house chords.