The melody on “Echo” by SIBBS takes you on a sweet, relaxing and positive journey. I think that some people that first listen to SIBBS might be expecting to be taken on a rapid thrill ride or be blown out of their chair. I would say that his success lies in the fact that there is no attempt to do these things.
The track is comprised of a rhythmic, blissful, and melodic tune that is enjoyable and refreshing to listen to. The vast majority of music today is either sad and depressing, unmelodic or angry and aggressive. So it is a treat to have found SIBBS.
The mixture of synths, piano, flutes, violin, vocoder, flowing song structure, cool ambiance, and smooth production makes the track a joy to listen to, as the music washes over you like a sensual dream. It strikes a perfect balance between establishing a consistent sound, while never growing tiresome.
Every time you play it, you find different elements and sounds that take you different places. It can be edgy, it can be groovy, it can be classy, it can be smooth. But it can never be bad. “Echo” is one of those tracks that leave you in awe of the creative ability of the human mind.
SIBBS a performer, producer, and songwriter from the UK is one of the better class of new electronic acts. You will find things on here that remind you of the past and also some bits that look forward. If you want groove music with understated vocals, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better track than “Echo”.
Unless you move towards the chill and ambient areas, but then you’re going miss that intense upbeat groove underlying this track. This is for those who are not so deeply interested in experimental or brash electronic music, but want that same intensity and a groove, all while keeping the song admiringly listenable.
“Echo” stands out with its exquisite warm and intelligent melody, subtle instrumentation and vocals plus its distinct rhythm and smart drums patterns. For everybody the emotion the music evokes will be unique and personal but it will be a moving experience. This is mainly due to the fact that “Echo” is not your typical EDM in that SIBBS has blended an unmatched depth of layers of instrumental parts that create a delicate wall of sound.
The creative texturing of sounds delivers a reflective and relaxing mood while maintaining the groove elements intact. So if you need to nod your head, you can, and if you want to stomp your feet, you can do that too. And if you just want to slide on your favorite pair of headphones and bathe in the wall-to-wall-sound, then I’ll second that emotion!