A single from I Am, the debut EP from Australian artist ElectroMagneticPulse (EMP), “I Wander” enamors with its moody blend of psychedelic electronic and rock. The release’s 13 tracks show fondness for spacey synths, dreamy guitars, and clever songwriting, meditating on “hermetic themes of self realization, universal love and the dramatic nature of life.” Organ flickers and effervescent synth creeping emerges alongside a suave vocal lead. Post-punk guitar tones linger past the one-minute mark, with ensuing cathedral-like organs lending a haunting feeling. “I Wander” is chock-full of gripping atmosphere throughout.
The artist says the following about “I Wander”: ” I recorded, mixed, produced, sang and played the instruments on this track and It was inspired by a flash of remembrance that we are all starstuff incarnate with amnesia, fallen off the path of harmony.”
Speaking more about the project: “It’s a project close to my heart. In many ways it’s a vulnerable channeling of my vision, crystallised and manifested into music with the intention of highlighting the integral importance of ‘knowing thyself’ in order to awaken in awe to the mysterious universe we’re so innately interconnected to.”
ElectroMagneticPulse’s new EP I Am is streaming below:
“I Wander” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 2021’ Spotify playlist.