Electronic artist Kristian Shelley – AKA Inwards – announces new EP ‘Feeling So Fun Reality’ for October 7th.
The EP is a sister release to 2019’s ‘Feelings of Unreality’ EP – merely shifting where the spaces between the letters land to flip the meaning entirely on its head. Whereas the 2019 effort was laced with anxiety and cyclical internal conflict at the perspective destroying, fathomless possibilities of ideas and scenarios built in the mind, ‘Feeling So Fun Reality’ reflects an optimism grounded in the real world. In this, it takes on a similar human warmth to the best work of Aphex Twin, Clark or Boards of Canada.
Whilst a subtle pivot towards more celebratory sounds, ‘Feeling So Fun Reality’ follows a consistent style and aesthetic that has earned Inwards numerous champions. MOJO magazine gave 2020 album ‘Bright Serpent’ a glowing 4* review to go alongside press takes from Electronic Sound, Clash, DUMMY, The 405, and more. BBC 6 Music (Steve Lamacq, Laren Laverne, Tom Ravenscroft, Stuart Maconie and Radio 1 (Huw Stephens) supporting on the airwaves in the UK, with KCRW in the states also spinning.