Irish sensation Jay FM graces our imprint once again with his deft approach to the deep house and chillout genres. 2018 has proved to be a prolific year for Jay FM, with the release of several standout EPs in the first half of the year. "This Moment" proves to be another timeless addition to a burgeoning (and truly extraordinary) catalog.
Opening with a mellow beat, "This Moment" establishes its quiet elegance immediately. Trills of strings ripple across the lake-like expanse of textures, as the sound begins to reach us on distant shores. The arrangement soon evolves into a beautiful array of vocal cuts, backed by a heavy baseline. The phase "this moment is ours" echoes far into the distance, leaving us with quiet reflections.
Losing oneself in the moment is markedly different than simply viewing or witnessing it, an idea made clear by Jay FM's second track, "Lost In The Moment." A deep, delicate soundscape is punctuated by atmospheric pads and cosmic flecks of melody. Gentle strokes of exceedingly lush vocals enhance the ethereal quality of the composition. A soothing state of contemplation envelops the listener throughout the listening experience.
Closing out the EP, the aptly titled "Sanctuary" bridges the gap between technological and theological: soft breaks joins myriad atmospheric layers, to numinous effect. The nature-infused soundscape places us within the refuge of a park on a calm summer day. Angelic piano keys lift us into a meditative state, as we observe the blur of passersby.