Gorgeous arpeggios which are somewhat reminiscent of 80’s synth leads? – Check.
Solid vocal micro-edits? – Yes.
Huge, clean production? – Definitely.
Great use of chords and counter melodies with the synth lines and vocal chops? – Boom.
I’m on board.
“The Sea Word” is a strong two track EP from Belfast producer Decoy Octo. He weaves inspiration for his tracks from some of his favorite musicians: Boys Noize, The Chemical Brothers, Flume and like many artists today, Skrillex. He’s laid down roots in Ireland, a music scene which he says has changed vastly since he started out: “The music scene in ireland used to be amazing a few years ago: Skrillex, Kill the Noise, Flux Pavillion, Jack Beats and a load more used to come monthly, but now its moved in a more housey/disco direction…the bass music scene is gone completely!” Luckily, we don’t have to afford a plane ticket to hear his beautiful, unique sound.
The two track EP is out on Itunes, and you can listen below. Grab some headphones and turn it up.