This is the debut album from new Alpha Pup Records signee Greg Saldate aka Crem’e. “Close Up“ is a highly personalised vehicle of sound, created over the last few years as a response to the passing of his mother. An expression of deep roots and a chain of connections that shattered and spliced into millions of parts, Close Up was designed as a means of self-healing and emotional preservation. It’s a beautiful, electronic journey of down-tempo experiments!
There’s a broad range of styles here, from the ambient beauty of “Passing Through,” to the light Brazilian shuffle of “Exhale,” and the ominous “Edith”. While elsewhere songs like “Dani,” “Shine,” and “Dreamfare (Kristiana)” bask in the warmth of his hometown of Los Angeles. Standout tracks for me are the Indian infused sounds on “Heavy Skies” and the faded guitar loop of “Tenniscoats.
This 17-track project is a solid effort from the young artist, and I hope to hear a lot more from him in the future. Have a listen below.