Formed in Cambridge back in 2004, three-piece Fuzzy Lights have since made quite a few ears prick up with their softly sweeping, ambient live sets. This EP neatly pulls off much the same trick, serving up a three-track helping of the aforementioned soundscape in the comfort of your own home – or, indeed, anyone else’s. The smaller scale doesn’t stop the songs having much the same effect as they do live, creating the same feeling of time having been put on hold for the music’s duration and the same desire to just lean back into the sound and let it envelope you for the next howeverlong.
A large part of that feeling of time suspension comes from the drones that Fuzzy Lights use to create an all-but-imperceptibly shimmering base for their sound. Over this they pick out darts of emotion using violin and the odd strum of guitar, creating enough of a focus to their sound to stop the listener getting bored with the drones droning on. This tremulous, violin-washed noise contains enough emotion to easily prevent it being relegated to background noise, but expresses it in such a gentle, abstract way that the EP never stops being a soothing, welcoming listen. Those who like a bit of emotional substance and subtle complexity to their spellbinding ambient noise are advised to navigate by Fuzzy Lights.