Today’s a power-up!
The abstract sound of Bulgarian Electronic producer and film-maker SMYAH is the kind that lures listeners into an unfamiliar world. Yavor is also the founder of Sound in Picture – a platform that brings together musicians and photographers in collaboration exploring the synergy between both worlds. Each new installment is a premiere of a track illustrated in a series of photos the way the photographer sees the music.
When he sent me this remix I did nothing, but sit in disbelieve how much energy this thing exhales. I’ve heard his original work with Dorothy before, and I had already been hooked on her captivating vocals, but the blast up-and-coming producer ymprl added to “Free Fall” was incapable of being matched.
The 3 artists are each unique in its own way and if you want to keep an eye on the Bulgarian alternative scene, I highly advise you following their profiles.
Martin (ymprl, pronounced “im-peeuh-ree-uhl”) is also a member of one of the most prestigious production schools here – Sound Ninja. He shares, “When I first listened to the original SMYAH track I was inspired by the vocals and how dark and mysterious they sounded. I decided to keep that vibe but also add an upbeat part/drop that would contrast with the breakdown sections. I had been listening to a lot of IDM so I tried to take the track in a similar direction but also keep some element from the original.”
Even though “Free Fall” is shrouded by a thick, dark atmosphere… rhythmically it’s adorned by vibrant percussive textures, and this is no surprise considering that the track was influenced by Mala’s works on Mirrors – an album based on travels to Peru and Colombia.
Any CloZee, mr. Carmack or whereisalex fans, jump on this bandwagon.
Stream on all major platforms here.