Released off the young and rising BlackTalk Records, Avaastavik ‘Aagam‘ is a powerfully potion that has just swooped in to help us get over being stuck inside.
Avaastavik is an Indian DJ and producer specializing in the subgenre of psychedelic trance, techno and heavy bass trap. This song slams in with confident swagger and the music video is fantastic.
A serpent around his neck, the embellishing crescent moon on his head, the holy river Ganga flowing from his matted hair, the third eye on his forehead, the trishula, as his weapon, and the damaru. Mahadev is here. The wait is over. Every second of this track has something thrilling in store for you. ‘Aagam‘ lays bare the heartfelt love of Mahadev for his worshippers behind the sacred Ananda tandava and the opening of the third eye.
The electrifying psytrance beats are great to dance to and Avaastavik has pounced in with ‘Aagam‘.
Stream here for this striking video on YouTube.
Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen
With an artist bio that simply tells you that “every track is a journey”, that is perhaps all you need to know about up and coming Chicago, US-based artist Empyrean.
His 2018 track “Asteria” is a transcendentally immersive track containing mesmeric layers of Trance and Psychedelia. While the single would be fitting on a film score, it would also be fitting featured in your more ambient playlists. Expect hypnotic layers of reverb to writhe through the mix adding an ethereal amount of atmospheric energy to the point where the soundscape almost feels primal.
Even though Asteria is an electronica-driven track, the amount of emotion put behind the single is nothing short of overwhelming. Around the Trance elements, there is a slightly Post Punk appeal to the sound, carrying the faintest hint of ominous magnetism around the visceral momentum. In short, Asteria sounds like you’ve just gone on an epic journey into the future where echoes of contemporary culture linger in the futurism of the tonality.
You can check out Asteria along with Empyrean’s other tracks for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast