Another art rock outing from the UK multi-instrumentalist producer – Illusions is a safari park of indietronica working within pop song traditions. This may be a more conventional approach for BŠĀR, but it is no less dynamically focused.
Only three singles into his career, and already well versed in creating wide-screen orchestrations out of snare-tight locking grooves. He cuts right to the chase, commencing the track with a glorious, grand piano motif before launching into luscious synth-stacked arrangements, weaving to and fro around funky, finger-picked guitar. He even switches up his voice, showcasing some falsetto vocal.
Much like on his previous single Achilles’ Heel, Illusions uses an undoubtedly laborious technique; a concentrated effort to create a wealth of sonic space, so the sound is able to expand outwards in all directions. There’s so much happening under surface, even when it feels simpler, or more obvious.