There are not many certainties in life, however one thing that you can always be sure of is when you see a release from Bubblewrap Collective you know this is going to be music that is well worth investing your time in. The latest offering to the world from this great label is the new single ‘Opaque Crater’ from Ritual Cloak. Ritual Cloak is comprised of Daniel Barnett, formerly of the band Samoans, and drummer / producer Andrew Sanders. The duo met in 2013 after Daniel answered an ad for a guitarist to join the backing band for singer Jemma Roper. An instant kinship was struck, with both Daniel and Andrew embracing experimentation and a shared love of electronic music. After the split of Samoans in 2018, the pair began playing around with instrumental textures and piano-led ambient soundscapes, all resulting in their well-received debut in 2019. Early tracks such as ‘Everyone Is Hungover So I Walked The Mountain Alone’ were quickly picked up by BBC Radio Wales and SWN Festival, culminating in their debut live show at the festival shortly afterwards. ‘Opaque Crater’ is the first single to be taken from their forthcoming second album due out in the Spring. As soon as you start listening to this song you will be drawn in by the immersive sounds you are hearing. The melodies, rhythms and beats allow us to get lost inside a world full of endless possibilities whilst listening to this song. Whilst listening I found myself gazing out at the night sky, looking at the stars and the moon and appreciating the beauty in the simple things that surround us everyday. The song ends in such a positive way on the three minute mark we are led into the final minute with a wonderful crescendo of noise that will make you glad to be alive. I have no doubt the other songs will be as enjoyable as this single and we will all be in for a real treat when the album ‘Divine Inspirations’ is released in the Spring.