Forrests // Tarifa
“Tarifa” is the first track that we’ve heard from Dublin based producers Forrests*, but there’s enough almost-peerless quality squeezed into these iridescent four minutes to bare excited comparisons to Four Tet and the melodic side of Gold Panda. The song itself slowly evolves into a shimmering, propulsive cut of electronica that almost physically sighs with resignation, such is its downcast nature. But it’s not pessimistic; “Tarifa” is too euphoric for that. Instead, it’s realistic. Lots of things in the world are shit, we’re just going to have to face that, and with subtle electronica like this, you might just find the world’s injustice slightly more bearable.
*But that’s got more to do with the fact that we’re slow on the uptake than it being their actual first track. They previously dropped the blissed-out, glitch heavy “Billions”.