To some, it must seem like this young electronic producer came out of nowhere, but those in the know have been following Emancipator since his 2006 debut “Soon It Will Be Cold Enough.” The recording was released only in Japan, but it filtered out into the rest of the world thanks to determined fans. His agile melodies layered over headnodic, immaculately-produced beats captivated fans across the internet.
His latest album “Safe In The Steep Cliffs” blends new instrumentation and organic samples with the signature Emancipator style of clean production, silky melodies and addictive drums. Dense layers of choirs, horns, American folk instruments such as the banjo and mandolin, violin and some distinct Asian influences make for a playful but refined album built out of intricate tracks listeners can enjoy on as many levels as they want.
Dance to it, chill out to it, immerse your mind in it.