In these anxious times, more than ever we are turning to the calmer side of the musical spectrum to bring some relief.
Residing in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland, producer CHERUBIM is providing calm sonic landscapes for the darker days, informed by the likes of BONES, Clams Casino and MISOGI. His latest offering ‘AXIS’ is a short blast of serene, metallic sounds, tuning into a wide spectrum of synthetic sounds.
Layering running hi hats over synths that feel at home in another cosmos he’s created a project motivated by electronic artists that have routinely produced immersive worlds capable of providing respite for any tender nervous systems.
‘AXIS’ contains chimes early in the piece that are a nod to Four Tet’s latest work ‘Sixteen Oceans’. Later containing muddied, vocal drones on ‘Trident’ that are unsettling initially, but almost hypnotic in nature bringing a welcomed switch up in tone and pacing.
Keenly aware that he’s at the formative stages of his career, CHERUBIM used the EP to gauge where he was at creatively.
“I wanted to create something that would last and that I can look back on and be proud of where I was at creatively, like ‘measuring’ or labelling something on an axis if that makes sense,” he said.