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Cinematic Electronica

Franz Kirmann and Roberto Grosso have released their collaborative electronica mix ‘Saudade’

Electronica luminaries Franz Kirmann and Roberto Grosso combined their signature sounds in their latest release, ‘Saudade’. The collaborative mix unravels through pulsating beats, glassy synths, and flurries of intricate notes that almost allow Saudade to tease neoclassic properties. But at its core, Saudade boasts a tribalistic drive that you’ll want to strap yourselves in for.

The quiescent release allows the styles of Nils Frahm and Thom York to meet in the modular-synth-middle, to entrancing effect. If anything can strip away lockdown anxiety and angst, it’s Saudade.

Saudade is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

The Wait has released their cinematic Industrial Alt Rock debut ‘Falling Away’

https://thewait88.bandcamp.com/releases

‘Falling Away’ is the cinematically plaintive debut single from the Scotland-hailing, London-based Alternative artist, The Wait, if any track has the rhythmic capacity to lead you down an aural rabbit and offer you kaleidoscopically psychotropic experience, it’s this one.

With artists such as Frightened Rabbit, Hans Zimmer and Trent Reznor all influencing The Wait’s transfixing electronically-crafted sound, alchemy was always going to spill from the soundscape. Many artists may have attempted to assimilate Hans Zimmer’s legendary works, but The Wait chose to take the composer’s sound and use it as the perfect precipice to jump off into a darkly creative masterpiece. I don’t use the term ‘masterpiece’ lightly.

Falling Away is available to stream and download on Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Find the catharsis in Ric Santos quiescently evocative ambient electronica track ‘Drift’

NYC Electronic artist and producer, Ric Santos, set his own bar exceptionally high with ‘In the Lead Works with the Beast’ which we had the pleasure of reviewing last year, but once again, he’s blown us away with his profound ability to make electronic arrangements bleed pure emotion.

His latest cinematic score, ‘Drift’ is just one of the standout tracks to feature on their forthcoming EP which is due for release in January 2021. After hearing the quiescently evocative alchemy in Drift, it is safe to say that we’re already eager to hear the rest.

The experimentally ambient instrumental mix would be perfectly placed in an OST to aurally narrate fragility experienced in an aftermath. Whether that be an epic battle or an intense interpersonal upheaval. It’s the calm after the storm, a space to breathe, a time to dare to be optimistic, a soundscape to simply exist within; and a stunning one at that.

You can check out Drift via Spotify. Keep up to date with future releases via Instagram.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Artist and Producer Ian Chamberlain has released their cinematically Avant-Garde single “Disruption”

With an intro which wouldn’t be out of place in a Nils Frahm composition, Ian Chamberlain kicks off his latest single “Disruption” with a teasing Neo-Classic start before throwing an unexpected aural curveball your way and throwing you headfirst into an experimentally electrifying soundscape.

The Adelaide, Australia-based artist and producer poured his passion for both Classical music and mechanical sounds into Disruption. Which may give you an indication of just how distinct and alchemic their sound is. Yet, to truly appreciate their talent, you’ll have to immerse yourself in the cinematically avant-garde single yourself.

Listening to Disruption is practically a full-body experience for the way the visceral notes seem to make every cell in your body stand to attention. For your sake instead of theirs, hit play. It’s not every day you’ll get to encounter such a mind-blowing feat of ingenuity.

You can check out Ian Chamberlain’s single Disruption for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

HARBOUR – All You Can Be: Cinematically Captivating Electronica

Las Vegas artist and producer HARBOUR has proven with their former releases that they know how to cook up a cinematically evocative electronic storm. With their new album “Mend”, they offered the ultimate testament to their talents when it comes to creating powerfully atmospheric music.

Each single was poignantly orchestrated to hit hard and tackle a different facet of what it means to be human. The perfect introduction to HARBOUR’s captivating sound is “All You Can Be”.

For anyone that’s feeling a little lost right now, All You Can Be offers as much guidance as it does resonance. The sentimental soul of the single is amplified by the colossal yet succinct and deftly crafted build-ups. It’s so much more than a soundscape which simply speaks to you. It mirrors the fluctuation of emotions which course through you as you battle against your own mental storms which tempt you to put aside ambition, hope and optimism.

You can check out All You Can Be for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Night Auras – No-go to FOMO: Orchestrally-Layered Sonically-Charged Alt Ambient Electronica

https://nightauras.bandcamp.com/track/no-go-to-fomo

UK artist and producer Night Auras dropped their unmissably hypnotically sonic mix No-go to FOMO on May 22nd, 2020.

With basslines, drums and bass trombone weaved into the electrically-orchestrated stylistically prodigal mix, there’s almost a cinematic feel to the soundscape. Yet, thanks to Night Auras throwing in a fair amount of viscerally-charged experimentalism, we can ensure that you’ve never heard anything like this intergalactically-entrancing mix.

If you like to have your finger on the pulse of the freshest new names in Alt Ambient Electronica, you’ll want Night Auras on your radar.

You can stream and download No-go to FOMO via Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast