One listen for this one.
I ended up going for describing the song more than going for any imagery and I’m not sure why. I was getting a space-like feel at the start and I didn’t run with it; something of which I feel was a missed opportunity.
Josh Johnson’s “Nerf Day” is from Freedom Exercise.
I hope you enjoy.
Percussion plays a steady, bouncing beat whilst a sound moves in a smooth, yet seemingly wobbly manner. When the bass comes in the sounds seem to slide and move into the realm of the cool and a small groove comes forward.
Among the softness of the sounds a saxophone steps forward and plays along, adding more tone to the melody. Underneath the percussion remains steady whilst playing around with the beat.
Sounds draw out before switching to focus on the saxophone which takes a greater lead. It plays forward and perhaps with a little joy in its phrasing. Sounds behind remain quiet and supporting, keeping things anchored all flows along. The smoothness remains, as does the cool.
The saxophone pulls back and the main melody returns and slows down. The bass becomes more obvious and the music becomes more relaxed. Almost expansive.
Rather than go for a massive expansion, the music remains calm and collected and lets itself stretch out in a natural way. Sounds roll on and play with joy and ease, even on their final notes as the song ends.