When the world we presently inhabit begins to inhibit our wellbeing, we all have differing coping methods. Escapism typically underlies it all, be it picking up a novel or submerging ourselves in a bath of nostalgia, though reading and recollection are in many ways important for the forward progression of ourselves, too.
submerse embodies this interesting intersection, reveling in the past while exploring himself to embrace a brighter future. The eclectic producer’s sonic palette, ranging from Dilla-esque hip-hop to chiptune-infused ambience, reflects his diverse background; global travels and prolonged visits to Japan, perhaps the greatest source of inspiration for the 25-year-old, largely defined periods of his growth into young adulthood.
His forthcoming body of work, the mesmerizing Slow Waves, trickles and bubbles and progresses with a whole host of flickering instrumentation, never unsupported by an airy backdrop. The record is deeply personal, each track having been crafted with a memory in mind, but the soundscapes are explorative and wide in scope.
I had the pleasure of chatting with one of the producer world’s best creatives for an hour or so, discussing everything from his favorite Pokemon games to some of the specific experiences that would come to sonically shape the album.
Slow Waves releases Jul. 25 on Project: Mooncircle, which we highly recommend you preorder here.