Rig Veda is a talented artist with a forward-thinking approach to electronic music. His sound is lush, atmospheric and dense, focusing on creating stunning melodic patterns and sophisticated rhythmic layers. Rig Veda’s recent release is an EP titled “Hymn In The Cut”. The project actually features five original compositions, which highlight the artist’s diverse approach, stretching out towards different creative direction. The sound of these tracks make me think of artists as diverse as Flying Lotus or Jon Hopkins, just to mention a few.
The mellow, haunting atmospheres of these songs certainly make for a fully immersive listening experience, taking the audience through a sonic journey, where many unexpected elements collide tastefully and beautifully. From swirly synth arpeggios to pad drones and cool drum samples, the songs on “Hymn In The Cut” are all about creating deep and far-reaching sonic ambiance to get lost in! The stunning cover artwork of the EP is an example of classy, tasteful visual minimalism,and it certainly fits well within this particular musical context.
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.
Bayou is a purveyor of experimental electronic music with a lush, textural twist. “Dream”, as the title might very well imply, really has a very cool otherworldly feel that makes me think of genres such as shoegaze or post-rock, albeit with a more electronic-centric production. The music makes me think of forward-thinking performers such as Flying Lotus or John Hopkins, also very well-known for their textures and intelligent production ideas.
The guitar tones are heavily inspired by funk and jazz, creating a bit of a “fusion” feel and adding a lot of groove to the track. This makes for a very interesting contrast between the introspective background textures, and the more up-front melodies!