I’ve always had an affinity for lo-fi production. The warm fuzz of a low quality mic is oddly calming to me, as it captures the visceral relationship between a growing artist and their instrument. There’s this sort of trademark of the kind of music that Eliott shared with Subversion. It really puts you right in the room with the artist, as opposed to the kind of audio production we generally consume which is, for lack of a better word, sterile and is missing a key element of placing oneself in the very moment in time it was captured through a medium of permanence. It’s rather difficult for me to come up with the words to describe it, so for sake of brevity, Eliott’s music evokes a nostalgia in me which isn’t conjuring any specific memory of mine, it’s simply this fluttering in my core that reminds me of something familiar.
This week’s charity project goes toward helping to build a water well for a village in Malawi. “The well should last for 20 years which means providing clean water for a family for a year only costs $1.48.”