Sometimes, even when you try as hard as you can, love just isn’t enough. So reads the achingly melancholic message producer Woodson Black’s latest release, “Ricochet,” out now ,
Under the Haux moniker, Black has made a name for himself with a string hauntingly ethereal that play like a marriage ‘s beats and ‘s bourbon soaked tears. His latest is no exception.
“Ricochet” sees the producer probing the painful space between love and loss across a uniquely affecting minimal soundscape. A meandering piano refrain slips in and out the muted drum melody that underscores Black’s dulcet vocal as he tells the story love lost.
It’s easy to appreciate the producer’s sonic fingerprint, but tracks like this show Black’s remarkable ability to construct rich sonic narratives from a refreshingly spare toolkit and suggest promising things on the horizon for this genre-bending auteur.