A little over a year since the release of Aloha and White Williams drummer Cale Parks' solo debut album Illuminated Manuscript comes Sparklace.
There is a stark contrast between the two albums. Sparklace stands as a more immediate album than its predecessor focusing on songs with a pop structure whereas Parks' previous output was more ambient and minimalisitc.
Recorded in his home, every sound is original. If there is a drum sample, it is from Parks' drum set.
The vibraphone is sampled as well. To say Parks has found his voice, is to miss the point.
Rather, the sound of Sparklace is singular and electronic with born digital sounds. There is no wasted space, not a snare out of place.
Listen carefully as it settles in, fragile but not without momentum.Limited to 1000 hand-numbered copies in a 100% recycled digipack.