Artsea takes time from running his own onesevenfour imprint to return to Goldfat with his trademark melancholy chords, dusty soul and colourful sounds.
‘Asinine’ delivers breaks, ‘hey’ vocal chops, textures of piano, chunky 808 bass licks and various atmospheric elements weaved together with a touch of liquid magic. Nothing asinine about this!
‘Bellbridge’ works in much the same way but digs deeper into the soul. Artsea adds beautiful textural sounds creating dense atmospheres to lose yourself in. It somehow sounds sad yet soothing.
‘Passing Through’ picks up the pace with chopped keys and repetitive bass hits that add a sense of urgency and excitement. Artsea has a knack for using samples that add a cinematic quality and depth to his soundscapes. A beautiful journey.
Closing this EP is the emotive ‘Sorrow Within Him’. Artsea digs deep throughout this EP showing great storytelling and this track is no exception. The vocal samples speak of ‘pain and sorrow’ yet there is something beautifully uplifting and hopeful about his bass and pads. Healing frequencies.
These are difficult times we’re living though and sometimes there’s nothing better than some gorgeous breakbeat blues to sooth the soul!