In late January 2017, multi-talented musician and producer Porter Robinson confused followers and critics alike with a tweet declaring all however eleven songs within the in depth catalog he constructed over the earlier 12 years as “unofficial.”
The 25-year-old Chapel Hill native confirmed his disavowment of all of his earlier work outdoors of these eleven songs, represented by a Spotify playlist titled This Is: Porter Robinson and made up principally of tracks from his 2014 Worlds album, collab tracks with the likes of Madeon and Mat Zo, and his remix of Nero‘s The Thrill, with posts on Snapchat in response to the numerous questions and misrepresentations he’d heard from followers.
With the discharge of the five-track debut EP self-titled below Robinson’s new moniker Virtual Self earlier this week, he has revealed a drastically totally different sound and created an enchanting easter-egg hunt for followers to realize perception into its origin and influences.
In anticipation of the undertaking’s launch, Robinson revealed an accompanying web site to the EP, virtualself.co and it’s a story unto itself (Try the web page supply for starters.) The cryptic website stored followers busy with quite a lot of obscure hints and labored to disclose the cut up character of Robinson’s new alter-ego, represented by characters named Technic-Angel and Pathselector, and illustrated via official movies for the primary official singles EON Break and Ghost Voices.
The characters appear to personify the duality of the undertaking’s sound, with the lighter and extra upbeat tracks, together with EON Break, in addition to new releases Particle Arts and Key, belonging to Technic-Angel. These tracks have extra apparent ties to Robinson’s earlier work with using tender vocal dubs and an analogous synth and white noise model, however with a faster tempo and extra conventional house-feel blended with the soundtrack of an early 2000s online game.
The 2 Pathselector tracks, Ghost Voices and a.i.ngel (Become God), every run at increased BPMs and bounce with thunderous bass, in a way totally unseen in Robinson’s earlier works. Bangers have by no means actually been Robinson’s groove previously, however these are licensed bangers and I hope there are extra the place they got here from mendacity in wait within the heady artist’s pipeline.
All 5 tracks present the extent of manufacturing mastery we now have come to anticipate from Porter, and if the drastic adjustments followers witnessed him endure over the past 12 months proceed to progress in 2018 as ought to be anticipated, he’ll proceed to show why critics lauded him as a prodigy in his early years, and why followers proceed to obsess over his each transfer.
Robinson will debut his Digital Self dwell efficiency on December eight, on the Avant Gardner in Brooklyn.
You may stream Digital Self now in your favourite platform or the official website web page, virtualself.co/virtualselfep.
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Written By: Aaron Nelson