This album is made up of an immeasurable number of details & experimental layers of audio. Barendo strikes as both an artist & musician, able to take any sound or collection of sounds & craft something unusual with them. At the same time, there’s a lot of heart & self-reflection in the writing – the chaos of the music doesn’t replace the desire to connect.
The whole EP has a stunning smoothness to it & in fact, to listen in full is to get the feeling that this is all part of a single thought or feeling. There’s only six minutes to make your way through, but when it ends, you feel the loudness of that silent void quite intensely.
There’s an air of musical freedom to his sound but also one of deeply thoughtful writing – the introverted kind of expression that connects with the deeper parts of our existence.
Land are an Italian band creating down-tempo electronic music & songs that come through seemingly inspired by Depeche Mode & Massive Attack alike
Versatility is the sign of a truly great artist & this version of Without You is the perfect example of why. This track takes basically everything we’ve known about Dobie & turns it on its head, and I’ve never been more interested in him as an artist.
Rolands Cibulskis is an artist doing his own thing entirely, producing music that is unique, decidedly original, free-flowing, and quite striking.