Retro synth layers and crisp rhythms unite for this melodically hypnotic, near-five-minute exploration of intimacy and love, from EspeceX.
Featuring breathy, reverb-soaked vocals akin to the likes of Joji, Past Civilization proves a comforting groove that consistently embraces the listener, whilst injecting multiple moments of unpredictable artistry in the form of instrumental breaks from various keys, synths and other instruments.
Uniquely creative, in short, Past Civilization makes strong use of a select few elements for a memorable, surprisingly catchy sense of identity – the single lyric, the spoken word fragments of provocative, historical consideration, the meandering notes, the overall mood and progression, even certain sci-fi-style tones and elements.
“If you love me… Show me…”
Beautifully interesting, perfectly crafted and timed – a fine example of artistry and professionalism uniting for the true weight and warmth of effective audio escapism.
I’ll be keen to hear where else the music takes EspeceX in the coming months and years.