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Naircol - Single Review: Turbo Outrun

04 Feb 2021 // A review by Mike Alexander
In an interview with Naircol, following the release of his debut album Isolate late last year, he put collaborative ventures at the top of his wish list.


It seems Santa Claus came calling in the form of Canadian producer Tokyo Rat, the result of which is the dynamic driving anthem Turbo Outrun.

It has a nostalgic video game feel to it - a reference point that Naircol, Tauranga-based musician Matt Hennessy, drew inspiration from on his turbo-charged calling card.

What stands out, aside from its powerhouse beat is some stunning guitar work courtesy of Kev Allan, swirling banks of synthesisers and a free-floating melody that surges and swells and then gently drops away to reveal a lovely piano motif to ponder upon.

There’s a lot more nuance and texture to Turbo Outrun than was evident on the beast that was Isolate, which adds to its accessibility factor..

One could almost say, Naircol has joined the "(Tokyo) rat race".

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Naircol

Naircol began his musical journey with guitar during late childhood, and idolized various Heavy Metal artists while also being exposed to more mainstream Pop, Funk, Rock, Jazz and Dance artists like Stevie Wonder, Jamiroquai, Micheal Jackson, Eagles, Chet Baker and Prince.

After leaving school he studied music composition and production full-time for two years and in doing so, discovered a hidden passion for producing electronic music.

Also massively influenced by video-game music and soundtracks from the late 80's, 90's and 2000's, Naircol prides himself on not being limited to the norms that electronic music has accumulated while still sounding catchy and grounded.

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Releases

Isolate
Year: 2020
Type: Album

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