Synthwave Single Review: "Feel Time Fade" by L'Avenue
L’Avenue’s latest single Feel Time Fade combines a flowing, gliding feeling with bass that has a bit of a rough edge and some moments of tension coming in from the high, nervous synth line moving along with the distorting vocal samples that drift through the track. I enjoy the feeling of each element in the music intertwining to produce a full, complex final result.
The depth of the bass on this track has the effect of creating a well of sound. This contributes a feeling of support under the music. That flow creates cohesion as it moves smoothly under the other sonic elements of the track and binds everything into a comfortable whole.
I feel a draw to the lead melody that comes in on a medium-high synth. It has nervous tension running through it as waves of dark, twisting bass run under it. I am pulled in by those ghostly vocal samples, one vocoded and distorted and the other more ethereal, both adding a feeling of vague unease to the music. I also enjoy the bursts of trumpet-like synth that add brightness at the end of the track.
Another aspect of Feel Time Fade's overall feeling are the floating, delicate washes of sound that move through and around those disembodied vocals as the music drifts and moves along. They are a contrast to some of the moments of shadow and tension in the track and provide a nice balance in the music.
Once again, L’Avenue digs into his bag of synth tricks and comes up with a unique, interesting track that explores another facet of modern, synth-based music with Feel Time Fade.