EP Review: Roland Greco’s Forever
Scranton native and electronic/downtempo producer Roland Greco gives us something to dream to on his latest EP, Forever. The melancholic five-song set sounds like the ideal cued music to every introspective (or bittersweet) moment of your life. Greco bathes Ariel Josée’s and Raquel Alexa Quiñones’s featured vocals in electronic soundscapes that reel you into his world of mystical production on “Satu Suro” and “The Summer Man”, respectively. From dissatisfaction with monotony (“Order”) to mourning lost love even in the midst of a current relationship (“With You in Philadelphia”), he colors this pervasive sentiment of discontent and longing with well-textured electronic beats and dreamy vocals. We hear from Greco himself on the heartbreaking “For Rome” as he ponders: “what happens after this?/does it last forever?”, once again accompanied by Ariel Josée. Listen below.