Facta – Blush
One of UK Bass music’s most poetic producers conjures a deft, lilting debut album exploring slower tempos and sultry vibes for Wisdom Teeth, the label he runs with K-Lone
As heard on his late 2020 lead-up single ‘Doves / MPH’, Facta’s music has gracefully grown more sensitive to touch and emotion with age, and ‘Blush’ finds him in possession of a timeless and spaciously fresh sound perhaps comparable only with likes of Parris in his field, so it should be no surprise that Parris lends his mutually low-key style to album highlight ‘Diving Birds.’
Perhaps cognisant of the fact the dance is dead right now, Facta keeps everything supple, sensuous, and at a strolling pace across the album in a way that’s primed for home use and your daily outdoors exercise allowance. Between the plinky melody and pastoral settings of ‘Sistine (Plucks)’ and the shimmering crystalline space of ‘Low Bridge (Lights)’, he suggests a sublime downtime soundtrack that takes in smudged beatdown (‘On Deck’) and beautifully buoyant broken beats (‘Verge’) along with the sleepwalker swing of ‘Diving Burds’ with Parris, and an exquisite slow jam ‘Blush’ to rudely burnish the album’s warm glow and appeal.