f someone could make a musical mash-up of a soft serve ice cream cone at twilight and a jellies-clad girl running through a sprinkler, it would be A Gap Between. Though born to the precipitation of Portland, Oregon, his laid-back grooves and nostalgic samplings suggest anything but the opaque backdrop of his youth.
With nods to ’70s bucolic melodies, ’80s disco & dance, and ’90s instrumental hip hop, his style takes aim instead at all of those bright urban snapshots ingrained into the collective unconscious of our culture. The result is so enchanting that A Gap Between may just change that rusted-out Datsun idling in the rain into a 1971 Opel Manta Rallye with miles of coastline to cover and sunshine for days. He is a turner on the other side of your Double Dutch ropes and in his inviting shadow he holds the secret to a perpetual summer nonchalance. So stay tuned: the little league game has just let out and you don’t have a thing to do but watch the sun set and stave off fall for another day.
|Summer Night-Runner (EP)
(coming Summer 2011)