Released: 21st May 2021
A disorientating trip is the only way to describe the ‘Silver As It Was Before’ EP, the opening gambit from Thomas Cohen’s new project Sylph, as it successfully describes an awakening of the mind, body and soul, best compared to the psychedelic after-effects of drug-taking.
‘In The Morning Light’ – a song about unification and the sunrise – is a collaboration with Berlin-based producer and artist Nicholas Bougaïeff, which is no surprise with the prominence of techno beats under ethereal vocals. ‘Braid’ meanwhile reveals a more philosophical underbelly; as the track builds, it effervesces with radicalism, while ‘Tears Fall From The Sun’ acts as a post-climax comedown.
Intended to be both psychedelic and collaborative in nature, ‘Silver As It Was Before’ is a wild party that appears to achieve much of what it set out to do.