We have featured Avi Snow on The Sound Sniffer a couple of months ago with his collaboration with Zander Bleck on Forget You. Yesterday we were sent another nice one from him, Rushing Through My Head is a melancholy piece that really impressed me on first listen. Snow is one third part of Brooklyn band City of the Sun – who have been on my radar for a couple of years now with their sublime rolling instrumentals – I especially loved their 2017 adaptation of Peter Bjorn & John‘s mega hit Young Folks. Avi Snow certainly comes from a well trusted stable of music makers.
Rushing Through My Head is a very mellow offering that reminds me of a cross between ‘Basic Instinct’ by The Acid and the brilliantly obscure work of French band Chelou. There is the same depth in Snow’s sound and anything that is comparable to the two mentioned above gets my seal of approval straight away. As the track progresses we are introduced to some trippy electronic elements briefly before the vocals come back in. The vocals themselves are not dissimilar to Frank Weidemann and Ry Cuming‘s vocals on their brilliant track Howling in 2012 – which was immortalised by a Áme remix shortly after.
It’s safe to say Avi Snow has taken influence from some other artists and sounds in the making of Rushing Through My Head. It is stylistically on par with a couple of works by bands I follow. That said, there is enough going on creatively to intruige with subtle vocal samples and the sheer class of this fella as a musician clear for all to hear. If you have some time to check this one out, you won’t be disappointed – solid.
Check it out below – it has a nice video to boot.