Electronic music doesn’t get much more immersive and interesting than this – particularly when crafted to such a unique degree, with the perfectly consistent presence of professionalism and a clear passion for audio escapism.
Soul City emerges with the easy-going rhythms and subtle organic-electronic ambiance of a Lemon Jelly classic. You can hear every instrumental layer as this crisp and clean building block, and yet at the same time – you can let the entire completed soundscape work its smooth and colourful softness around you in a united wave of warmth.
A fascinating album – enjoyable at all times yet also unique and unusual enough to really hold your interest. Superb production skills fuse with unlimited creativity and help cement Drearia as an impressively artistic and enchanting artist.
Conceptually on point, dealing with the value of time and its ability to change our perspectives and our understanding of those around us – the song utilises characteristics from a number of musical genres to build a lightly rhythmic yet dreamlike soundscape around you.
The dramatic, neo-classical design of this hard-hitting dance track makes for something totally energizing and simultaneously refreshing at this time in our lives.
There’s something inherently laid back about this artist’s approach to rap and to music in general – his tone of voice is peaceful, soothing even, and many of his ideas seem uninhibited and free from concern, which furthers the effect.
Occasionally you can get either an incredibly impressive backing track or an incredibly captivating leading vocalist – rarely do you get the pleasure of experiencing both at once. In this case, the music and the performances – the lyricism, the flow, the tone – everything is well above par.
Skillfully fusing feelings of ambient calm with those a little more industrially energized, this single offers a dash of influence from the likes of Massive Attack – though with a hint of notably experimental, alternative creativity.
Combining delicate vocals and deeply thoughtful lyrics, all trickling through among a creative and partly organic partly electronic soundscape, Plastic Teardrops bring the perfect vibe to unwind within; and maybe even ponder the world a little more intentionally.
Where the majority of dance releases have taken to the modern pop-fusion approach in recent years, this track offers hope. There’s a classic or tribal house vibe to the composition that’s a joy to have rain down around you.
Gentle riffs echo around the outer layers, as do fragments of that recognisable vocal, and meanwhile the beat keeps things moving – subtly, allowing the track to maintain its peacefully chaotic vibe.
For a producer of any age this is an easy to escape within collection. For one as young as twelve, I’m excited to hear what the future will bring from Acidic Base.