Today, we’re thrilled to premiere the newest single from Philadelphia bassist and producer Carter Fox, “Sidewinder”.
“Sidewinder” comes from Fox’s upcoming Minecraft-inspired project Cartercraft, following the title track, “Cavediver”, “Nethergate”, and “Zombies in the Forest”. An avid gamer, Fox describes the track as an invitation for the listener “to chill out, sit back, relax and get trippy as the line between reality and game melt away into one smooth universe”. While inspired by Minecraft, the composition also reminds us of another composer and game: Shoji Meguro and his work on Persona 4. The lead piano melody evokes the same feelings of hopeful melancholy that the accompanying pieces to post-Persona confrontation self-acceptance did, while the funky guitar and bass transports us back to the streets of the sunny small town of Inaba. As it progresses, the drums of Fried Monk grow louder and more active along with the guitar, like rays of light and clarity busting through a fog: a triumphant finish. The name “Sidewinder”, to us, is left up to interpretation: the most common sidewinder is the snake, but in relation to games, it was famously the name of a map in the original Halo, which has since been re-created in Minecraft by the modding community.
You can listen to “Sidewinder” below:
“Sidewinder” will be available to stream on Spotify, Bandcamp, and SoundCloud tomorrow, January 17. Be sure to follow Carter Fox on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up to date with his projects. Further reading available on Carter Fox from us via an interview with Biblioteka Records’ Sofie Mikhaylova, as well as an 8track where we featured “Zombies in the Forest”.