The Heart Pumps Kool-Aid emerged last year as a kind of distorted pop mirage. A mirage projected by Seth Graham and Mari Maurice aka More Eaze. The former is co-founder of Orange Milk, the wonder label that in 2020 edited Luís Pestana’s debut album, among many others. The latter has stood out for her collaborations with Claire Rousay or Dntel in an increasingly peculiar, even unique lexicon. Both share a fragmented vision that confronts reality, neurosis, dream, or isolation. Where does one end and the other begin? Not being a starting question to an ad hoc exploration, it is one of the many questions their music might eventually raise. The disintegrated form and delicate essence of these micro-compositions seem to gain balance in digital landscapes that fade into a maze of silences and melodies.
Perhaps the most noticeable element in this narrative is the use of auto-tune in More Eaze’s voice. A controversial sound effect, but one that here takes on new horizons and unconventional incarnations. In a half unimaginable way, there is a gravitational force that orchestrates the resonances of the strings and keyboards with the stellar vocal track. It reminds us, at times, of the lessons of Oneohtrix Point Never revised early in the morning – and with the first rays of the sun already peeping through. It is on the threshold of the nature of things that More Eaze and Seth Graham find the comfort and fluidity to defy the laws of supposition and logic; or simply row against expectation. This is the only way silent revolutions happen. NA