With intricately crafted beats and ruminative textures, French musician Maddrigril bestows an ambient electronic track with “Pneuma.” Somehow, the effort feels meditative while simultaneously sounding apt within the background of a mysterious sci-fi film that makes your heart race. The color that comes to mind for such a screening would be turquoise tint for special effect, allowing the serene sounds to do the talking. The tight synths integrated into the track are inventive and immersive, conveying a mercurial notion.
The heavy bass and melodic meshing of broody electronics and intricate rhythm compliments the airy melody that drifts across the ears like a cool breeze on an overcast day, yearning for rain. Maddrigal’s desire to convey his meditative practices to song showcases his talents in crafting dream worlds, not bound by the worries of day-to-day life, but the thinness of one’s perception.
When everything comes together, you have a song that speaks the soul and the mind, which leaves the listener feeling one with tranquility, curiosity and a perplexed desire for insight.
Inspired by the sounds of Stevie Reich, Maddrigal intertwines his creativity and ethereal chords, producing a truly ‘Obscure Sound.’
Bon boulet, Maddrigal.
This track and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 2022’ Spotify playlist.