ROTW: Frameworks - Reflections

UK music producer Matthew Brewer has released a number of impressive sounds under the guise of Frameworks over the years, though it’s his most recent which might be his best yet. Returning to the same record label that was responsible for his debut album ‘Kings’, the Manchester-based artist drops his new 11-track sophomore LP on Independent. Titled ‘Reflections’, the album brings more of the downtempo, IDM-esque brand of electronic music that he has become known for, with

ROTW: Frameworks - Reflections

added glimpses of house, garage, and ambient shining through in places to. Brewer does a superb job of balancing the scales between keeping things upbeat and danceable, but also putting a ton of emotion and harmony into his chord progressions, top line vocals and synth bass arrangements. He brings something to the party for fans of more bass driven sounds to, with cuts like ‘CIRCLES’ and ‘MIRRORS’ having much heavier low ends than some of their other counterparts. All in it’s a really impressive album from one of British musics most exciting names.

Where to start:
Blue Light: Uplifting synth melodies and a dreamy top line vocal
Twenty Two: Harmonising blend of piano chords and vocal chants
Cold: Visceral storm of layered melodies and airy percussive rhythms

Previous from Frameworks:
Imagine Gold LP (2019, Loci Records)
Kings LP (2017, Independent)

If you like this then check out:
Phaeleh – A New Day LP (2023, Undertow)
il:lo – Sloh LP (2019, Future Archive Recordings)

Frameworks – Reflections LP is out now on Independent.