My name on these double features, “double oddball”, must not be taken as a negative thing: Being odd is purely good in our neck of woods. But these tracks are really not easy to pin into one particular bag, and are overflowed with creativity.
Come on guys, let’s take a walk on the wild side.
DUGLO – 16ths
Duglo is a gentleman we’ve covered before, back then in an amazing, dark, ambient track – and here he again impress with his production. This track is totally off the hinges. You just simply never know what will happen next. A plethora of ideas and atmospheres gathered into one piece of music.
But – and this is important: It holds together. Well produced, well mixed, it’s not just the inside of a madman. There is a system to the madness, a proper production. I do receive tracks that are “just crazy”, a pile of ideas where the execution of those ideas suffer. Not so here. This is cool stuff.
I especially love the snippets of radio(?) recordings on top, they add such a cool layer on the experience. Details like that matter! It’s like a darker, crazier version of Fallout.
Neon Insect – m4z3rnn3r
Here’s another pice that really is the embodiment of cinematic. Ambient noises, a massive drone rolling in the background, a glitchy voice talking about the history of nuclear warheads, steps on concrete floor, a child screaming, I mean: This is dark, this is post-apocalyptic, this is… Fantastic.
And again – it’s not just a stack of ideas, it’s so well executed! So well mixed, sounds like a million dollar, and with plenty of little details to warrant multiple playbacks.
Neon Insect is an artist worth following. The difference between his last two singles (of whom I plan on reviewing the other single later this week) displays an amazing creative span. This guy is definitely not a one trick pony, and his creativity and ability yo put those ideas into production is astonishing.
No wonder he’s already done soundtracks for games. If I were a sci-fi director (and I want to become one, damn it!) I’d hire this guy as sound designer, for sure.
Two really cool releases that both deserves your attention. If you got what it takes for the wild side.
Neon Insect is added to our Spotify playlist “After The Apocalypse“, a newly created list that I really look forward to maintain and expand further. Already worth following, join us and watch it grow!