An artist has awoken with a penchant for ethereal tinged sounds that traverse by means of time, house, and – after all – the electrical shocks of our brains’ synapses. It’s on these electrical waves that his sonic narrative fees like a thunderous stampede enveloping listeners’ our bodies in its emotional luminosity. With a dynamic, sweltering sound, it’s no marvel that Colyn is an artist to observe. It is usually why digital darlings RÜFÜS DU SOL launched his latest EP, Ideas of Love through their Rose Avenue label.
Colyn started his creative journey a few years in the past and made his first mark with Primal Intuition, a darkish, melodic techno EP. This was adopted by the 2018 EP Passengers, which continued his foray into what I’d describe as minimalist techno-based sounds. He started his evolution in direction of a extra expansive, textured sound on Resolve. Due to the help of Story Of Us, it’s this EP that despatched his sound spiraling in direction of the dance music aficionados and started his fast ascent.
That brings us to the current and his launch of Ideas of Love. The 2-track EP is nothing wanting mystical. Whereas it nonetheless may be positioned within the broad style of melodic dance music, Colyn unveils one other evolution of his sound – glistening textures and swelling power.
On “Operating”, the sharp synths sting the eardrums with poignancy, whereas the percussion and bass drive listeners by means of the expertise with toe-tapping glee. The vocal from his brother, Maurits Colijn, is nothing wanting exemplary and oozes a sensation that cohesively weaves with the sound. It’s as if Colyn wrote the manufacturing realizing that his brother can be the coup de grâce.
The titular observe, “Ideas of Love” brings a special sonic expedition that we haven’t fairly heard earlier than from Colyn. He creates a vibrance that borders on an emotionally-charged progressive sound. The swelling and effervescent of sounds are extremely stunning and brings a daring wrinkle to his sound.
To raised perceive the emotion and narrative behind Ideas of Love, Colyn supplied us with the next:
After I made this EP, I used to be impressed by disparate emotions for every observe. ‘Ideas of Love’ differs quite a bit from my earlier work, which often captures sturdy feelings like love and hate with a way of melancholy. ‘Ideas of Love’ doesn’t embrace disappointment, it displays enthusiasm and people butterflies in your abdomen if you end up loopy about somebody. ‘Operating’ is kind of the other with the storyline it has. When my brother Maurits and I wrote these lyrics collectively, it was alleged to be an indie tune, nevertheless it by no means got here to its full type. Later I took the vocals and constructed the observe as we all know it round them. For me it has a sense of desperation, the sensation of dropping grasp on one thing necessary that you just don’t need to lose. The phrases within the final part actually full the emotional journey of this observe. Like when a relationship is crashing however you bear in mind the time that you just had been conquering the world collectively. The eager for that good however long-gone state of affairs is ‘Operating’ to me.
General, Ideas of Love is a wide ranging EP that shines a light-weight on the brilliance of an artist. The insatiable emotion that earmarks the EP brings listeners again time and time once more to really feel no matter it’s that Colyn’s magical sound design conjures. He’s a star within the making and all of us must preserve our eyes and ears affixed. I do know I’ll.