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Drainpuppet’s “Flecks” is a Warm, Woozy Exercise in Negative Space

The Canadian producer shares her newest single.

Krystal Rodriguez

Artwork courtesy of the artist

Following her cover of Porter Robinson and Madeon's "Shelter," Canadian producer Drainpuppet is back with a new original track, "Flecks." (Full disclosure: Drainpuppet is an extended member of the THUMP family.)

"Flecks" is warm and woozy, like sipping on a hot toddy on a snowy winter evening. Sections of cheerful, melodic ambling are followed by bursts of synths, each grandiose stab punctuated by a split second of silence right after. Subtle breath-like sounds sweep throughout, adding a frosty air of ambiance.

"'Flecks' is about sparseness and loudness," Drainpuppet tells THUMP over email. "I'm a firm believer in negative space, though I don't exercise that belief enough. The track is a reinterpretation of the kind of stuff I was making years ago, but with less clutter."

Listen to "Flecks" below.