Betageist – “Outlier One”


Captivating earlier this summer with the Interference Patterns EP, Indiana-based artist Kevin Heber and his Betageist project crafts further instrumental rock engrossment with the newly released single “Outlier One.” Dynamic guitar tones — from dreamy trickles to soaring prog-rock theatrics — drive into spacey synth arps and climactic percussion, making for a moving and cinematic sound.

“It explores the idea that we are an extraordinary anomaly in the visible universe,” Heber says of the track, which is slated to be part of a future EP, and also has a full-length cinematic video forthcoming.

A glistening soundscape appears initially, with sporadic guitar pulses and effervescent synth tones crafting an otherworldly intrigue. A bass-friendly murmuring expands past the first minute, as darkening guitars soar with textural delight. An invigorating second half, with coinciding synth arps and lingering guitar theatrics, makes for a spine-chilling conclusion. “Outlier One” is another standout from Betageist.

This track and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 2022’ 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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