Following the release of his singles Traces, and Life Hacks, British DJ and music producer Jamie Reddington aka Sound of Fractures releases his debut EP, Real Friends, alongside a visual for the title track.
Sound of Fractures infuses his love of films, stories, and human experiences to share an honest and visceral experience through his music, which takes on an air of nostalgia through its sound & imagery. ‘Real Friends’ shares a nostalgic trip to a place of warmth, looking back on the best memories that have shaped the London-based artists' world. The artwork hangs
on a wall in his parent’s home, and the EP features audio samples taken from phone footage of his everyday life, such as heartwarming giggles from his young daughter at the end of the title track Real Friends. In return, it’s an invitation to join and reminisce on your own personal memories for a joint collective experience.
The visual for the title track is a collaboration with director Guy Gooch, who says of his process and inspiration for this film: “I’ve started delving into the world of animation, with ANA Projects being a huge influence, along with other artists such as Orfeo Tagiuri. Their hand-drawn animation has a unique organic texture that compliments their work so well, and whilst listening to the beat of this song, I found that the layered animation kept the pace of the video.”
Deftly blending cinematic and atmospheric indie electronica with sounds spanning UK garage, synthwave and experimental electronica, the 4-track ‘Real Friends’ EP is a sonic exploration of emotional connection drawing from experimental, and lo-fi electronic music. It conveys the emotions of growing up; the challenges, the enchanting highs, and the moments that shape us for life.
EP track Life Hacks, released earlier this Summer, was an “ode to the beautiful chaos of city nightlife.”, while debut single Traces explored the power of tiny moments that define our memories, and emotional connection with others.
Sound of Fractures says: “Real Friends’ is about the people around you that matter, that realisation that as you grow, there are certain friendships that are always there and that last through all the ups and downs of life. Even when you drift apart, the small memories of the special moments you have together stick with you forever.”
Growing up in a household surrounded by walls of records, his childhood was soundtracked by his parent’s love of reggae and northern soul. With a sound similar to the style of Jamie xx, Ross From Friends, and Four Tet, yet still remarkably unique, ‘Real Friends’ is a gift that welcomes the listener to the distinctive sound of Jamie Reddington’s alias Sound of Fractures with open arms.
“Beautifully weightless and inspiring.” - Acid Ted
“Drawing from the same kind of highly emotional UK Garage / lo-fi house as Ross From Friends, DJ Poolboi and Fred Again, Sound of Fractures absolutely nails the sense of uplifting nostalgia found in those projects with “Real Friends” Tome To The Weather Machine
“...you get engulfed in the waves of the music, packed with grooves and melodies to take it another level.” - Global Money World
“Sound of Fractures delivers a musical masterpiece” - Plastic Mag
“Beautiful harmonies that feel as organic as electronic, mixing ambient with more active
elements that feel like instrumental storytelling is happening” Where the Music Meets