Manchester’s Evan Wilson aka PLAYACTING has produced one of the finest collections of music I’ve heard in a long time with debut EP Pratfalls. An intricate, layered affair blending acoustic and electronic elements: a celebration of his failures, fears and survival.
If you detach yourself from the emotional context, you’ll discover a colourful world built around atypical rhythms with an array of sounds. You get the impression that whilst the artist and subject matter might be introvert, the music itself is extrovert – playful and uninhibited. This is what you get when you give an overactive imagination the space to expand.
It is important to note though, the emotional context is what truly makes this music work. Wilson wears his heart on his sleeve and its impossible not to respond to that. Pratfalls is unpredictably beautiful.
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PLAYACTING plays Fallow Cafe this Saturday:
‘Pratfalls’ EP Launch Party w/ Tekla