- Release Date 2013-05-27
- Label Inception Records
- Catalog INCR036
This formidable debut EP (Operator) from the gifted new solo artist Draygn (recently signed by the rapidly evolving label 'Inception Records'), delivers a feast of new sounds, originality and creative excellence. Draygn (Michael Middleton) launches into his professional career and demands respect with this ground breaking and mind opening original release. Appealing to the subconscious and the dreamer in us all, Draygn's music invites the listener to take flight upon the wings of Draygns' exquisitely imaginative ambient & ethereal sounds. As he takes us on a deep, metaphysical journey.
At the tender age of 16, Draygn achieves a high calibre of production, grounded upon a foundation of sound musicality and a natural intuitive brilliance & creative ability. His sensitive creations allow the soul to soar. As he demonstrates a high calibre of production, and insight and complexity beyond his years. Draygn establishes himself as a master of ambient sounds and originator of new Neurohop music.
Track Write Up:
This opening Neurowave track sets the scene for the listener and invites us to a journey with Draygn. Opening with a deep & spacious ambient atmosphere which evolves into a down tempo glitch hop track with nasty neuro sounds and melodic and disco influences. It pulses with glitchy electro bass accents which ground the transforming hemispheres of the leading electronic harmonic synth themes featured in this track
This track begins with uplifting, dreamy tones and harmonics which are interwoven with a mixture of deep chillwave and harsh bass articulations upon a down tempo Chill wave beat. The signature ambience that Draygn creates with his music shines in this track, captivating the listener. Taking us deep into a virtual comic orbit and trance like atmosphere of this track 'Nexus'.
3). Echo Box:
This chilled out and intelligent Breakbeat track is underpinned by a luscious, rolling down tempo Breakbeat. It features constantly transforming elements of contrasting textures of warm harmonic frequencies and vibrations, and harder rhythmical breakdowns loaded with Neurohop elements and distant melodies throughout the bridge sections.
4). Full Meld:
This track opens with a rich, ambient sound scape arrangement, with rippling, reverberating almost binaural vibrations, which create an imaginative landscape in the mind. Draygn plays with the subconscious as he artfully weaves suggestive echoes of organic sounds, reminiscent of natures lullabies of crickets & birds into this rich and complex tapestry of this track. The hypnotising arpeggios give way to and are contrasted by a drop into a harder Neurohop beat powered by distorted ambient breaks which are punctuated by an edgy electronic dissonance, harsh synths and crunchy and robotic glitched out bass growls.
This closing track begins with a beautifully executed abstract sound sculpture echoing across space & time, whispering to the subconscious mind. 'Searchlight' casts a meditative like trance upon the listener. Grounded by luscious, rolling Neurohop/ Bigbeat rhythms (with a touch of liquid Drum & Bass), lined with strings and complemented by rich chord structures and distorted effects & vocal cuts, this track captures an exquisite emotionally uplifting epic vibe. It ends with a mystical and soulful outro that leaves us touched, suspended and floating in Draygns sublime sounds. Until next time..
Written by: Rowena Paton for Inception Records