You can hear the musicianship, which is rare in modern electronic music, and at the same time – you can hear the professionalism in the mix & the final polish. The build-up is superb but even when the soundscape gets thick & full – you can still pick out those key characteristics.
The sound is crisp & colorful, and although there are many layers to the soundscape, the original emotion & authenticity of the idea & the human voice have been highlighted at every step. The electronic ambiance takes nothing away from the organic realness & positivity, so you get the best of both worlds.
State Royale are walking their own creative pathway, taking hints of influence from various places but essentially sticking to their guns and the intended message and vibe they wish to portray.
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.
“Every aspect of my life is somehow connected to my art or is art in itself; the way I maneuver through a capitalist society, the way I deal with obstacles, problems, losses & successes.”
If you’re looking to feel uplifted, loaded with a sense of confidence and calm united, of possibility, this short but sincere and seductive EP Existence has what it takes to get you there.
The piercing hit of each synth & riff works incredibly well in sending those uplifting shivers that energize & inspire. The whole thing rains down around you in the way that authentic, effective dance music should.
Whenever we seek out the soundtrack to a quick drive or to wake us up in the morning, this is the sort of smooth yet clever ambiance we turn to. There’s nothing overly personal that detaches the track from the listener – on the contrary, it feels like it’s been made for you; exactly the way we like to feel when we turn to music.
For those discovering this at 3am in the city, it would feel like a much bigger experience & the perfect thing to see you through any late night uncertainty. Some of the details are incredibly impressive from a production perspective, really creative yet not overbearing in being so, it just works.
Brilliantly referred to as neuromantic chillwave for the postapocalypse – a calming array of soundscapes but with notable levels of unpredictable detail & grit. Either first thing in the morning, or last thing at night, is where this album really stands tall.
The concept & the leading voice remain prominent, calm but steady & always familiar; the essential threads that make this what it is. Elsewhere though, the music builds & builds, moving from mild to immense & dramatic in a few short minutes.
The beat plays out like the backdrop to your late night drive, the rap vocals see it evolve into something more of an anthem for sci-fi fans and driven millennials alike.