With material as charming as the cinematic indie art songs, [Numbers & Shapes is] at turns mathy and motoric and alluring and lush.
This record is one that utilizes variety to sound alive.
Without a doubt one of the finest instrumental records we’ll be hearing this year.
Numbers & Shapes is a constant sequence of unpredictable and ever changing sounds, crafting a truly gorgeous work that ranges from light and upbeat to dark and mysterious, while covering every other emotion in between.
Numbers & Shapes offers an interesting range of sonic vignettes which navigate between quite a few genres. But the fact that none of these tracks seem beholden to any genre makes them ultimately a new music listening experience.
Each track is a canvas on which Brandt lays out a work of art, each more beautiful and impressive than the last.
With soaring cinematic soundscapes, delicate piano melodies and percussion that will get under your skin… it is also easy to get lost in the strings, in the soft woodwind, in the vibrant rhythms and in the collective dreaminess that is Numbers & Shapes.
‘Numbers & Shapes’ is a colorful tapestry of sound collage every bit as epic as much of [Brandt’s] film scores… not for the faint of heart.
Every original song on this record tells a story… a showcase for their beautiful soundscapes and journey to the ears… The blended forms and creative instrumentation make Rebecca Brandt a stand out composer of many genres.