When the world holds its breath under cold temperatures, ice flowers form filigree artworks on windows and other surfaces. Simultaneously, the name “ice flower” stands for a species of begonia that resists frost in a colourful way. In both phenomena, winter shows its subtle and melancholic beauty.
Chris Wayfarer’s new single “Ice Flowers” unfolds just the same way. Carefully, the bell-like sounds grope to the surface of the melodic house track. Little by little the synth arpeggio flourishes above the kicking drum work. When the pad spreads over at the track’s climax, the musical plant shines in full splendour –floating like a dream, melancholic in the bloom, but with a tough and powerful root system for the dance floor.