Sunwarper – ‘Idolon’ LP


This past Friday marked the release of Sunwarper’s debut full-length, Idolon. Los Angeles-based Michael Jakucs shows a talent throughout for atmosphere and melody. The album’s tones range from the ominous swelling of “Chromosphere” to the lush perkiness of “Heidsee.” Furthermore, the one-two punch of “Glacial” and “Oceanic” capturing a blissfully aquatic soundscape with trickling keys and a submerged backing synth pad. “Oceanic” is particularly affecting when the bursting synths arrive around 03:40.

Jakucs notes that Idolon “was written as an album to reflect on warmer times in the dead of winter,” and certainly the album shows a beautiful balance of wintry and more effervescent soundscapes. This is a lovely, well-produced album that fans of atmospheric electronica will likely enjoy greatly.

Stream the album on Bandcamp and below:

“Oceanic” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2020’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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