And speaking of ‘supremely satisfying’, Secret Diaries’ undulating, stacatto songs are, naturellement, just that.
Each precisely-placed thump within Secret Diaries’ music delivers a tasty parcel of sound, and we, the listeners, are merely conduits for its musicality; consuming, relaying, waiting for the next.
With this in mind, Islands is the perfect title – this song is a series of discrete sounds, each unlike the other, but carefully assembled to sound like a whole.
Too cosmic an idea? Then think about this, as Islands’ relentlessly soft sound trundles ever-onwards: if this song continued as it was for another hour, would you really mind? Thought not. Deliciously hypnotic.