Escapism are back with their brand-new album ‘Happy Healthy Safe Smart’. From the moment I hit play on the title track, it was obvious, that a pioneering album was about to unfold. And oh, how right I was.
Escapism is the project of solo artist Evan Montoya; based in Colorado, he uses his talent to weave technical blends, vivid imagery, and evocative sound into his music. His music allows you to share with him his deep exploration into thought.
Transcending ambience flows unequivocally through the entire feature with breakdowns that will leave you trying to catch your breath. The music flows with a hypnotic lull that’s truly immersive.
The complex cacophony of beats that unfold throughout the tracks are clearly an insight to the talent of one of the greatest electronic music producers this side of the 90’s.
The whole emphasis of the tracks on this ground-breaking album have a poignant emphasis on the tone and atmosphere of the music which creates a truly subversive structure.
There’s no predictability in the duration of the album, the breakdowns and pick-ups flow with perfective polishing. I have no doubt in my mind that this release will make Escapism a band that everyone’s talking about.
As Brian Eno said back in ’78, ambient electronic music is designed to be ignorable as it is interesting. Which is exactly the essence of ambience which Escapism have captured in their music, through the flowing throbbing rhythms that hit that sweet sensory spot and have you headed for minimalistic ecstasy.