Soular Order knows how to paint a soundscape.
The Mancunian musician creates experimental, ambient and beat-driven electronica, combining elements of analogue synths, guitars and found sound percussion.
He has a new EP due for release on his own imprint City By Night Records, and Clash is able to share a track from it for the first time.
With glitches, percussion, raindrops and handclaps building and bubbling slowly over a pulsing heartbeat, 'Downfall' creates something that feels both organic and digital all at once. Building to a surprisingly dance-floor ready crescendo, the soundscape filters away as subtly and delicately as it appeared.
In constant motion, driving forward, fluidly fluctuating both up and down, Soular says of the track: “Starting subtle and building towards a large encompassing ending."
Forthcoming EP ‘Beholder’ reflects his diverse range of influences, including Aphex Twin, David Bowie, William Basinski and Tycho, leading to a unique sound comparable to Brian Eno, Boards of Canada and Sigur Rós. The result is a breathy ambience that embraces the experimental and rejects the expected norms.
Check out the new track below…
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