‘Falling Fast’, the first single off "Watch/Illuminate", the debut album by Shoeb Ahmad, features Shoeb’s haunting vocals, understated guitar melodies and sparkling electronic rhythms. The remix comes courtesy of Natural Habitats - the new music project by Inch-time (Mystery Plays) and Benge (The Maths – currently working with synth legend John Foxx), bringing together their shared love of modular synthesizers, vintage effects units and lateral rhythms. Special guest vocals by Hannah Peel who is currently making waves with her new project The Magnetic North (Full Time Hobby).
“Falling Fast is the lead single from Australian Singer/Producer Shoeb Ahmad’s debut solo record, ‘Watch/Illuminate’. It is a haunting four minute slice of ambient dream pop based on a neat repetitive bass line, muttered vocals and the odd splash of uplifting colourful chords as the arrangement progresses. Repeated listens certainly reap benefits, as the vocals become more apparent and the hooks start to dig in. “Falling Fast” is an enthralling enough mood piece in its own right, but as the lead track on ‘Watch/Illuminate’, we are interested to see how the ideas contained within this soundscape progress within the context of the entire record." - Some Of It Is True