NEW MUSIC: Eric Lau – Val In Time

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A straight up neck-destroyer from Eric Lau! (audio)


It’s been a awhile since the last time I heard a no-nonsense, just straight up good instrumental beat track. Thankfully Eric Lau is here to deliver the goods with all killer, no filler track “Val In Time” off his upcoming album Examples Volume Two. First off I gotta say, I’m a sucker for when all the instrumentation all links together. In this case, the drums, bass, and piano all seem to play off each other masterfully; with the sparse, dancing piano and drums leading the charge and the bass sort of filling in the negative spaces. And it’s that effective use of negative space that really adds to the funk on this track, which it has. In spades. This is the kind of track that really shows that in order to make the most attention-grabbing track, sometimes you don’t need to reinvent the wheel, but just refine to its most essential elements. Definitely curious to hear what else Eric Lau has in store on his new album!

Eric Lau’s Examples Volume Two is out on November 2nd on First Word Records.


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