St. Petersburg’s Monokle is the curator of his very own electronic melting pot; combining elements of glitch, IDM, drone and techno into a lucid and constantly in flux sonic tapestry. The 26-year old already has four albums to his name and is lining up his fifth, Saints, for release via Ki Records on November 5.
The record – which features 9 cuts ranging from effervescent, bubbling beats to ambient soundscapes, along with three remixes exclusive to its vinyl release – is an immersive and intriguing suite of songs that reveal a musician in love with his influences but never ruled by them. Monokle quotes Erik Satie, Warp Records and silence as being pivotal forces on his musical development and each can be wincingly spied on Saints, but they’re obscured by the producer’s own sense of self; he doesn’t so much reference his forebearers as mold them into part of his own sound world.
Below, you can check out ‘Embers’, one of Saints‘ more ambient-driven (oxymoron, much) numbers:
- Alex Cull