Gladkill releases “Accolades” under his newly found record label, Foundations Recordings, and is composed of 6 rich-filled future West Coast soundscapes spanning in multi-genre feels of bass music, R&B, hip hop, deep house, garage, & downtempo setting. After listening to “Acccolades” repeatedly, I can vouch that it’s fresh and has been created with limitless soul and intention which is made visible through its focus on melodic precision and intricate composition. Gladkill and co-founder, Sugarpill, launched their “Foundations Recordings” and its tour earlier this year in January with their debut launch party here in Austin, TX, a night which foresaw a promising future for the rest of the tour to follow. This marks “Foundations Recordings” first release, so stop whatever you’re doing, turn up your bass, and let it take you on a future chill wave journey.
“Accolades“ is composed of 6 tracks: “Ether”, “Float Away”, “Velvet”, “Let U Go”, “Queens”, & “Accolades”. “Ether” is full of 808 elegance and reveals a theme of the album- synth heaven freshness and future bass escapades. Snares kick off stardust particles into space. Perfection. Electrifying composition of intricate elements blend exquisitely together. “Float Away” is ignited through multiple pitches of 808’s and trigger pull in the beginning. “I can be I” and “My Love” r&b vocals stream across escapades of unique bass laser frequencies which hover symmetrically over breaks and clicks. “Velvet” continues the 808 rhythm with synth soundscapes that create a deeply felt chillttrap atmosphere. It has a mysteriously melodic vibe to it with its deep bass whomps sporadically illuminating space.
“Let U Go” has a smooth harmonious structure and has a very sexy future soul vibe to it, especially with incorporation of r&b vocals fading in and out. Attention to detail is prime, and these vocals blend freshly with all other melodic elements. Future space bass and rhythms create a slow magic flow with synthesizer crescendos. “Queens” is so unique and chill, I really dig the xylophonic sounding key stokes blended with synthesizer eloquence. Clicks, breaks, and his silky signature sounds and bass interweaves beautifully and aligns intricately with celestial melodies. “Accolades” is a deep house design which is sure to rejuvenate you and teleport to the dance floor. Future soul crescendos will light up your third eye, and have you grooving away.
“The term “accolade” is defined as an award or privilege granted as a special acknowledgment of merit”, and Gladkill has just achieved this through mastery of his fresh futurebass release with a lot of depth and feels. As he continues to develop signature silky sounds with focus on preciseness, he will continue to break through and lead soundscapes of the West Coast. These chill frequencies and amplitudes of mesmeric beats will enter your body and clear out and freshen you up. It’s like these phonic travels I have experienced left me feeling balanced and clear. If Edgar Allan Poe defines, in brief, “the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty”, then I define, in brief, Gladkill’s composition of sounds as the rhythmical creation of Melodic Future Bass Music.