Based in Cambridge, UK, Borer Treetops is a project whose music and lyrics are developed solely by Roberto P. They’ve recently released their first full-length album titled Loud Silence, and this debut effort is full of high notes. With a great handle on modern electronic production, they’ve developed a style that has both pop and indie influences, combining to create a sound all their own.
Loud Silence is primarily driven by complex layers of synths carrying bright melodies. Perhaps a bit reminiscent of MGMT, the overall energy on this album is a well-blended mix of upbeat and laid-back. There’s a spacey, dreamy feel through many of the tracks, creating a cohesive listening experience across its length.
A stand-out on the album is A Day in London. The synth and bass combination in the intro is particularly noteworthy, and the track tells a beautiful story about falling in love that will resonate with all kinds of listeners. The extended synth solo at the end of this track is also a nice touch.
With well-written songs and high-level production, this is an incredibly strong showing for Borer Treetop‘s first release. If they continue on this trajectory, we’ll expect to be enjoying more of this quality electro-pop music from them in the future.
BELOW: Listen to Loud Silence and connect with their website and social media platforms. Please support Borer Treetops by visiting them online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing their music, or attending a live show! And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!
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