New York-based Krakaur makes immersive downtempo tunes, the kind that feel pointed and tactile. The way only the best electronic music does.
“evo”, pulled from his self-titled LP, is crisp and cerebral, with mesmerising percussion and effervescent synths. It’s rich and intricate but also spacey, recalling less-is-more masterminds like Nosaj Thing or Four Tet.
There’s a constant sense of unraveling and recombining on “evo”. Hi-hats and snares pan around the mix unencumbered, and the fuzzy grain of the lead seems to change ever so slightly with each passing bar. The outro is surreal and weightless, and the sudden change in tone feels like entering a sensory deprivation tank.
Krakaur is filled with these kinds of ephemeral tracks that feel like we’re only catching a piece of their journey. His collection of sharp, well-crafted experimental music works both as a canvas to project your own feelings and a space to simply immerse yourself in.
Krakaur’s debut LP is released this Friday, 30 September.