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Praestabilis Blends Jazz, Electronica, And Fusion In Invigorating New Ep

Praestabilis Blends Jazz, Electronica, And Fusion In Invigorating New Ep

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Praestabilis is a versatile and diverse artist with a focus on bringing so much creativity and variety to his sound. This Dutch performer happens to be a drummer but also a producer who dabbles in jazz, fusion, and electronica. Double Drums Vortex is an innovative example of how these different musical philosophies can collide seamlessly into something really special. This release features six songs dedicated to the artist's beloved mother, Anna, who sadly passed away last January. The music is interesting, dynamic and unpredictable, and it feels like a true celebration of life in memory of someone special.

The track “Wild Cards" combines jazz-inspired drums with fuzzy synthesizer tones and an experimental flair. The title track itself is an ambitious composition which brings industrial elements to the table while allowing the organic feel of the drums to dictate the flow of the performance. “St. Anna Street" has a more melodic touch, with the inclusion of ambient synth pads and orchestral elements. This is a mesmerizing piece of music with a cinematic focus that makes it incredibly nostalgic and passionate.

“The Road to Tegelen" brings the drums back to the forefront, and there is also room for some exotic percussion elements and other orchestral incursions. “Anna Francisca" could be described as a mini-suite, where the charming melodies and atmospheric pads create an embracing envelope of sounds. At some point, the mood shifts, featuring big drums and subby synth lines. The song later reverts to a more melodic composition, omitting the drums in favor of a score-like sound. Last but not least, “No. 35 Improv" stays true to the sound of this release by providing a lush and dynamic tone that unfolds over the span of 10 minutes and 55 seconds, with the feeling that anything can happen.

This new studio work comes highly recommended to fans of music that takes chances and isn't stuck in the usual tropes.

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