Saturday, May 19, 2018

Mute Choir's Post Electronic Sound - "Electric Season" from "Behind The Bars"

The track Electric Season by Mute Choir floats on synth arpeggios and what sounds like never ending sustained guitar lead lines. The pop, old wave / new wave thumping beat carries us to full blown beautiful places filled with dreamy orchestrations. The song turns from dark club dance beats to a romantic ballad and back again eventually pulsating into a jagged art rockish affair all with a strong pop sensibility and all fueled by Sam Arion's cool and moving vocal performance.

Sam was born in Iran and raised in the Toronto suburbs of Richmond Hill and Newmarket. Electric Season is off the upcoming "Behind the Bars" album set to release next month (June 2018).  Sam refers to his sound as "post electronic" and infuses his songwriting with the melancholy filtered through electronic and dance elements and more.

Of the album and writing process Sam says:

“I’d say that 98% of this album was made by me alone on my laptop at 3 a.m.,” he admits. “I’m not a great drummer so I had to get a friend to do that, but I wrote all his parts. As soon as I started playing music when I was 13, I immediately wanted to learn how to produce because I never wanted to be in a situation where someone else was telling me how my music should sound. What’s most important to me is not feeling like I’m faking it, not just with music but all aspects of my life. That’s what this album represents most—it’s a true expression of who I am.”

Robb Donker

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