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  • Writer's pictureSharanya Nadar

All Things Automatic's Latest EP, 'This is an Invitation': A Synth-Powered, Eargasmic Adventure

In this synth-packed realm crafted by All Things Automatic, their latest EP, "This is an Invitation," is a six-track revelation that delves into the complex themes of childhood innocence, the void left by love's absence, societal tension, and the struggle to articulate the inexpressible.

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All Things Automatic

The journey begins with the titular track, 'Invitation,' an ironic welcome into a hypnotic album. The vocals, fairly reminiscent of Tame Impala's, the track resonates with a kind of dystopian undertone. The deliberate slow tempo crafts an eargasmic experience, setting the stage for what unfolds as a journey through a myriad of emotions. It's an intriguing initiation, laying the groundwork for the narrative exploration that ensues.

As the tracks seamlessly flow from one to another, 'Miss You,' the second track, emerges with a softness and mellow aura that resonates deeply. The song's narrative unfolds with a gentle touch, leaving an indelible impression on the listener. All Things Automatic showcases their ability to convey emotion through finely tuned musical arrangements.

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'Babylon,' the third track, harmonizes mesmerizing vocals with a backdrop of both rapid and gentle beats. The song is a testament to All Things Automatic's ability to balance intensity and serenity, creating a harmonious blend that keeps the listener engaged, offering a distinct experience within the broader context of the EP.

Taking a detour into a more mysterious realm, 'Grenade' plunges the listener into a shadowy realm, unfurling a vigilante atmosphere heightened by intense and enigmatic instrumental features. It stands out as a personal favorite, showcasing the trio's versatility and ability to skillfully evoke an aura of mystery and intensity that captivates the senses.

As the curtains draw close on this mesmerizing EP, Track No.6, ''That Look in Your Eyes' emerges as a profound finale. This track delves into the complexities of defeated love. Its intensity, paired with a hypnotic quality, invites listeners into a loop of emotional resonance. Providing a fitting end to the EP, leaving a lasting impression on the listener as the EP comes to a close.

After introducing themselves in 2015 with 'We Are DJs,' ATA took an eight-year break before unveiling this EP, a testament to their artistic rebirth. Between their first album and this EP, it shows they went on a reflective journey, symbolizing a big change in the way the band expresses themselves. Each track in 'This is an Invitation' acts as a portal into a different emotional landscape, creating a holistic listening experience.

Echoing the stylings of renowned bands such as The XX, Cigarettes After Sex, The National, and Tame Impala, All Things Automatic solidifies its place among contemporary musical storytellers. The EP serves as an invitation not solely into the world of their music but into a space where listeners can find echoes of their own experiences reverberate.

In a world saturated with music, All Things Automatic's EP, 'This is an Invitation' stands out as a testament to the timeless strength of well-crafted, emotionally charged compositions.

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