Oliver Wilde - Blit Scratch

Digital discomfort, the Bristol musician’s latest track is his most explosive work yet.

Oliver Wilde’s voice is always drenched in effects. At times, he sounds like he’s under ether. Or to put it in bleaker terms, a bit like how Thom Yorke would sing while underwater in the ‘No Surprises’ video. Wilde is under a spell the entire time. But on the impressive ‘Blit Scratch’, he finally breaks out.

An explosive moment arrives in the song’s second half. Those doused vocals morph and splinter into different directions. Wilde begins to spit, shout, growl like a predator on the prowl. Miles away from the Bristol musician’s previous material, the broken instruments he’s trying to contain begin to rebel. The propeller on his helicopter smashes into a million pieces. Digital discomfort, ‘Blit Scratch’ could always collapse under its own weight, but Wilde masters a balancing act between approachable and disturbed.

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