Scott Delta may not have appeared directly on the blog before, but his fingerprints were all over SkomaZOM’s Shove This Up Your Hole & Eat It. Our review of the project applauded it for its impeccable mixing, a role primarily filled by Scott. Now that I’ve had my attention drawn to Scott’s solo output, I’m happy to report that the same level of quality applies.
Self Love Songs, the artist and producer’s nine track June release, is the first project that I’d like to draw attention to. Entirely produced by Scott, seven of the tracks also feature vocal cameos from his friends and collaborators. Most common and notable are the contributions from Scott’s fellow artists in the Enyu collective, namely the aforementioned SkomaZOM as well as rapper-producer ziDiil. When both hop on one of Scott’s songs, as seen on album centrepiece ‘Rose’ (which rightfully also received its own single drop), it results in some of the finest work in the Enyu catalogue. Skoma steals the show here and also on the following track ‘IcyHot‘, where the two trade deeply sensual, emotive verses over intensely atmospheric production. Scott’s own vocals are very impressive, his singing on ‘IcyHot’ is jaw-droppingly smooth. Whether he or one of his collaborators is performing vocally, Scott’s production remains excellent. The album jumps from the melancholy guitar of interlude ‘Dysphoria’ to the bubblegum pop of ‘Rose’, which is truly the album’s standout track, in a completely effortless manner.
A lot of hard work went into Self Love Songs, this is evident not only from the flawless sound of this project but from the conceptual aspect that was employed here. There’s a few spoken word passages here in which Scott appears to be speaking about traumatic events of his past (exactly what is unclear given the distorted nature of these passages). What is clear is that Scott’s aim with this project was to exorcise some of his inner demons, laying them out for the world to see in raw musical form. Also worth noting in Scott’s catalogue are the Spooktober Singles, a collection of singles utilising his production alongside various vocal collaborators. ‘Demon Time!’ was my favourite of these, the chemistry on show reminiscent of early Brockhampton (and not just because of the LGBT-related lyrics). Overall, it is clear to say that Scott is a talent to keep your eye on, his skills seem to tie the majority of the Enyu discography together and his solo projects are skillfully created with the intent of revealing more about him not only as an artist but as an individual. I wIL be covering more content from the Enyu guys soon, but for now please enjoy Scott’s music, which you can sample below.
– Chris (@108seraph)