Brooding and intense, Gang Colours’ Will Ozanne is as captivating to behold as his music is to experience.
Gang Colours’ sound constellations are mesmeric. Blending digital and analogue musical techniques and layering slow-building tempos over muted vocals and ambient, jarring rhythms, each track this one man band composes is part of a bigger picture. Fitting together like a very complicated puzzle, the strung-out, winding chords and haunting, darkly sung words combine to form a continuous stream of consciousness. 25-year-old, Gilles Peterson-scouted, Brownswood-signed, Will Ozanne is emphatically talented at understanding the art of still noise. Deciding against conducting too many interviews and speaking very little about himself, the man of mystery hides behind a thick, dark mane of shoulder length hair naming his tracks as randomly as he arranges each soundscape (‘Fancy Restaurant’, ‘Botley in Bloom’, ‘Tissues and Fivers’ to name just a few). First commissioned by Ghostpoet to create the official remix of his cult track ‘Cash And Carry Me Home‘, the blog-o-sphere went wild for Gang Colours abstract grooves. Heavily inspired by The Streets’ legendary Original Pirate Material, Wills latest album The Keychain Collection is a compendium of tracks based around his cherished childhood memories. Personal and intimate, a mysterious vulnerability is present throughout the album’s sombre mood. An outstanding ten track body of work, perfect for lazy Summer nights, this is hazy, listening for daydreamers.