Feels are an exciting duo of percussionists and producers from Perth, whose newest song “Slope” is a lively IDM tune full of skittering rhythms and free-form synth melodies. Their triple j unearthed page shows that their influences are clearly on their sleeve – citing Aphex Twin, Machinedrum and Four Tet for example – but this track has a unique playfulness that is not often found in any of their work.
Despite the song’s detailed and complex composition, its jouyous bounce makes its mood both danceable and intellectual. It recalls John Frusciante’s recent explorations of acid house in its frenetic lead synth, but always has a focus on pleasantry for the listener. These musicians from Perth are carving out a lane of their own with their consistently brilliant releases.