Space Above – Glow (Spotify)

‘Glow’, the follow up release to the debut album ‘Still’ from New Zealand music producer Aaron Short, takes us on a journey of fierce synth driven bliss, ethereal sounds and deep dance floor progressions. Featuring the uptempo lead single ‘Stolen Days’ with Alisa Xayalith of The Naked And Famous, along with other long time collaborators So Below and Boyboy, Short breaks genre barriers from dream-pop to shoegaze to techno.

“Glow was largely about contrasts and opposing forces for me, there’s a lot of push and pull in the music. Where the beats and programming can become agitated, the vocals or melodic instrumentation become calming, and vice versa. I love finding that sweet spot between something having emotive beauty, and a raw fierceness.”

Space Above is the atmospheric-electronic project of New Zealand music producer Aaron Short, formerly of The Naked And Famous. The project began with a series of singles and remixes emerging from Short’s home studio in LA's Echo Park during 2015, and a full-length album titled 'Still' following in 2017. With its lead single ‘Fall Through’ featuring as Todays Top Tune on KCRW, and its musical themes of deeply frozen escapism, the record made for a journey that caught ears from PASTE Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, Hillydilly, and premiered on Consequence of Sound.

Reviewed by Nagamag on August 10, 2020