Single Review – Phantom – Shadows

Phantom are a dark electronic duo made up of Hanna Toivonen and Tommi Koskinen from Helsinki, Finland. The two of them have had Portishead, Bjork and The Knife mentioned in the same breath as them; hard acts to follow for, but they seem to be living up to those names recently. Their new single ‘Shadows’ was released on Thursday and see’s them channel Hanna’s static effected vocal through washed out percussion and whirring synths that gently force the issue in the chorus with rising and expanding sounds. This gives the song an air of subtlety and atmospheric refinement, but this is delivered in a rough and murky fashion. The track finishes on numerous burst of light and direct synth flurries that cut through the darker undertones of the song. A well produced and delivered track.