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Live Vault – Elskavon

A long time composer finally takes the microphone for a singer-songwriter transition.

Elskavon (Chris Bartels) is approaching his 7th studio album slightly differently than usual. Instead of being an active composer with his musicians, he is moving towards a singer-songwriter stance, adding his voice into the mix. This led him to experiment with analogue tape effects, doubling and halving the speed, and adding distortions and layers. To me, it sounds like a mini composition inside the composition of the actual song itself. Elskavon has traditionally been a mixture of classic, electronic and ambient elements bathing in the cool summer night but this time around, it feels more of a band effort.

To celebrate his third single ‘Blossom and the Void’, a live performance was recorded. It’s anthemic and cathartic as all the different soundscapes come together for a unified conclusion to the track. The single is from the forthcoming album ‘Origins’ which is due out on the 17th of February and is available for pre-order on Bandcamp.

Enjoy the rousing performance of ‘Blossom and the Void’ below.

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