‘Satellite Stream‘ is an album that continues the musical and lyrical themes of Parapsychology (released in November of last year). As a producer, Acquaintance channels various styles of electronic music – 80s pop, house/techno, 90s R&B – and weaves them together to form his own sound. An even more distinctive element is Griffin’s vocal style, which is soft, layered and bravely androgynous. There aren’t many other singers around who sound like this.
Satellite Stream is notable for its unusual lyrics. Griffin introduces a number of related themes and explores them from different angles. Close listeners will find threads drawn between topics like telepathy, body language, surveillance, and secrecy.
Acquaintance is part of Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, the respected Brighton collective that also includes Gazelle Twin, Great Pagans and Bernholz. 2014 is set to be a big year for the group, as all four artists release new albums. It seems likely that this rising collective will soon be an influential voice in underground music.