Final single lifted from their eagerly awaited debut long-player due for release via Stil vor Talent on July 14, Esther Silex and Heiko Tubbesing's latest instalment 'Ameca' is the very epitome of Almost Falling's signature sound. Commixing up-to-date societal awareness with an unflinching club-focussed grammar, Esther and Heiko invite their listener to take a pause and think things through, using the dancer's body as a prism of communication as much as their lyrics play a key role in transporting that "free-spirited up-bringing right into your living room" they've come to champion.
Cold-as-truth spoken word, fragmented pop motifs and cold wavey riffs merge organically on Almost Falling's lead-single 'Ameca', an ode to the duo's capacity at digesting its time and era through hybrid compositions, never quite picking a side between functionality and pensiveness. Minimal in essence yet making optimal use of the Prophet 12's transportive qualities, or the Moog Sub 37's versatility (all processed through Ableton), the tracks here presented exhibit Esther and Heiko's sense of spatialisation and songwriting in intoxicating fashion.
A contrasting tale of digital / IRL ambiguity, 'Rain' has us dipping toes in cinematic grounds thanks to its haunting strings, whilst incisive trap patterns and a wailing bass chops it all up post-modern style. Perhaps the roughest, most in-your-face track off the package, 'Roots' draws back to the duo's trip-hop-informed origins. Unfolding the mantra of not letting your roots hold you down, Almost Falling encourages us to learn how to move with the flow and reinvent ourselves, without cutting off the mooring lines that hold our past, present and future together. 'Ameca' is an oath of truth.
released June 23, 2023