Its Friday, the beginning of the last weekend of the wintry month of February, and if you’re like us, and especially if you’re in Southern California today, you’re relaxing, taking in the massive smog-haze that’s refracting just a little bit of extra light around, and preparing for the big hit of spring that’s to come next month. If that does sound like you, then Ernest Gonzales‘ new single “The Scattered Thoughts of Raindrops” is the precise jump start on the upcoming season of blossoming nature and newness that you’re waiting so patiently for at the moment. House-y and experimental as much as it is a hypnotic club jam with a backbeat so strong you’ll wonder why you haven’t heard rhythms this strong in a while, “Scattered Thoughts” comes packaged with Neuromancer-themed visuals that move a fully digitized protagonist, as well as the video’s viewer, through an unfolding grid of information clusters, pixel explosions and design glitches.
A beautiful journey in sound and vision, “The Scattered Thoughts of Raindrops” originates from Gonzales’ recently released “Natural Traits” LP. The record is out now via LA’s Friends of Friends Music, so pick it up and let the ferry to the fairer months of the year take you someplace warm just ahead of schedule.