Philadelphia-based producer Instupendo has been steadily growing his fanbase with a consistent stream of releases and a style all his own. Having previously appeared in two editions of our Sunday Morning Medicine series, the producer’s latest. “icarus.” is quite deserving of recognition.
While the title is an obvious reference to the myth of Icarus flying too close to the sun, Instupendo’s production maintains a reserved stance throughout. His singular style of hazy arpeggios crafted out of rounded off synths remains the focal point — something akin to taking Tycho‘s work, incepting it into a dreamscape, and slowing it way down.
The producer also showcases considerable restraint, waiting until the track’s final third to really begin adding consistent bass lines and percussion — even then, they remain unobtrusive and serving of the track on the whole. In all, “icarus.” provides the perfect soundtrack to lazy afternoons or walks home at sunrise after a long night.
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