MYSTIC TIMBRE 037
"This is an album that cleverly swings between the ambient, synthy, ethereal, and futurism and, though it seems effortless, at the same time the intricacy and detail of these compositions clearly have taken a massive amount of work. Some tracks veer more towards the likes of Tycho and Bonobo while others recall Japan and Rain Tree Crow ... This music is ideally spacious, while at the same time combining complex rhythmic devices with lush orchestral parts to create an ambience of balanced contemplation. This is the perfect soundtrack for your star gazing, chill out sessions or just for sheer reverie." - The Big Takeover (bigtakeover.com/news/album-premiere-swim-deeper-by-phantoms-vs-fire
Thiago Desant's second Mystic Timbre release as Phantoms vs Fire is a remastered and expanded edition of Swim, the Brazilian composer and graphic designer's lush, orchestral chillwave masterpiece. Evolving, organic harmonies and playful melodicism splayed in vibrant colors upon widescreen acoustic soundscapes and synthpop swirls. Two lovers seeking something new, hands together and breath held, submerged beneath the foam of a motel hot tub, all the secrets of the universe choreographed in neon strobes above the bubbling surface.