Like many artists, Oscar Henson AKA Facta channelled the restlessness he felt during the early days of the UK Coronavirus lockdown into creative endeavours, and specifically making new music. The result is Blush, his belated debut album. It's a slim, on-point affair, with Henson utilising the long-playing format to fuse his usual meaty sub bass and off-kilter rhythms with plenty of pretty melodies, colourful electronic flourishes and nods towards a wide variety of styles (Balearica, folk, ambient and the rainbow-hued, loved-up synthesizer textures of turn-of-the-90s Italian dream house, though not the associated house beats). It's a genuine recipe for success, with the numerous highlights including - but in no way limited to - the sub-heavy, sun-kissed breeziness of 'On Deck', the immersive and kaleidoscopic loveliness of 'Verge', and Parris collaboration 'Diving Birds'.
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