Russian producer Starodumov Vladimir aka Skyio debuts on Bonzai Elemental with the tripped out vibes of Exoplanet. Ever since he was a child, Starodumov loved to get a closer look at how things worked, he stripped equipment down and explored sound by tweaking knobs just to see what they would do. He studied piano at music school which gave him the skills to hunt down and refine new melodies. In today’s modern processes of music-making this knowledge has gave him a greater understanding of music which he then transforms into his own compositions. He got his first release on Freedom Recordings in 2009 and gained a lot of attention with his fresh approach and in 2011 he released on Only One Records which got great support on radio shows and DJ sets alike. A highly gifted artist we hope to see more from in the future.
Exoplanet intros with a cosmic theme that places you somewhere in the vast chasm of space with bright sounds floating all around to the backdrop of a constant pad that lingers beautifully. A superb synthetic drum roll takes us into the track proper and reveals a tight breakbeat pattern with gritty synths and basses coming through. Strikingly sharp plucks add wonderful textures to the sound as various short arp riffs come through. A fantastic slice of downtempo, chill that will get your imagination working overtime.
Magnitude eases into existence with broken up drums alongside a soft spoken vocal before a riser FX takes us to the main section filled with cool drum patterns and a beautiful string solo. The strings stand out brilliantly in contrast to the harsh drums and deep low end basses. Superb stuff that takes you on a thought provoking journey.