08 March 2013


Fryars is the moniker adopted by London based Ben Garrett who originally began his career as a drummer but now produces music as a solo artist. It is clear that Garrett knows what he wants from his music and his abundant noise frivolities reveal that a lot of time has been spent honing a highly individual sound into something intriguing and distinct. Having previously worked with Jack Steadman from Bombay Bicycle Club and Cajun Dance Party on his first EP "Ides", Garrett goes into the year having released another EP, "Love So Cold / In My Arms" that cements his credibility for creating magnetised slow-jams and fractious R'nB slick grooves with vascular electro strains. "Prettiest Girls Fly Highest" is a brand new demo from the Londoner that starts off as a discombobulated assault of steady, crunking beats and tentative bass lines that gently weave between the odd synth bark; standing out amongst this fascinating staccato mire is the hugely manipulated vocals of Garrett himself. His proficient vocoding sugar coats this track with an electro-blues lacquer that reminds us of James Blake meets a down-tempo Hoodie Allen or Childish Gambino whose lyrics slide through and distort the background noise accordingly. "Prettiest Girls Fly Highest" is a multi-dimensional cut that fuses genres and showcases contemporary productions at their very best.

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