“Strap in your headsets and collect all of your belongings,” instructions Stehreo within the introduction of Gramatik‘s new album, Water 4 The Soul II.
Gramatik’s ardour for blockchain expertise is nothing new, however his newest effort reveals the multi-genre producer has solely develop into extra entrenched and enamored with the guarantees of the metaverse, digital collectibles and extra.
The nine-track effort is just accessible on blockchain-based streaming platform Audius to this point, and is chock stuffed with nods to rising cryptocurrency tech with titles like “Wagmi Categorical” and “Hodlers in Paris.” Musically, Gramatik continues to derive inspiration on the intersection of funk and digital with twangy pluck basses, jazzy piano riffs, and vigorous brass fanfare.
One other specific spotlight on the album is “Synthtopia Prime,” the genesis monitor produced within the groundbreaking Audioglyphs DAW (digital audio workstation).
A collaboration between Gramatik, Luxas and Audioglyphs, the DAW has the potential to make “totally generative music doable at lossless audio high quality.” As Gramatik additionally notes, the DAW offers producers the flexibleness to put it to use on the internet by means of frequent browsers equivalent to Firefox and Chrome.
Sonically, “Synthtopia Prime” closes out the album on an ominous observe, although it stands as a formidable testomony to the expertise’s potential to generate high-quality modular sounds and deep, voluminous textures.
Get able to dive deep into the metaverse rabbit gap with Gramatik’s Water 4 The Soul II, accessible now on Audius. The album will hit streaming platforms on January twenty eighth.FOLLOW GRAMATIK: