59 Perlen – “Horizon”


A hypnotic groove — with moments of glistening intrigue — compels throughout “Horizon,” a track that showcases the engrossing electronic sound of 59 Perlen. The Zurich, Switzerland-based project excels on the track, which is the finale on the upcoming album Forget About The Music, out this January. “Horizon” releases alongside a an eerie and trippy music video (above).

Warbled, spacey synth weave in sporadically amidst a warming crackling; the patiently climactic allure drives with seamless vigor into thumping bass and drums prior to the one-minute turn. A crisper snare emerges thereafter. Then, a chilly effervescence takes hold at the mid-point — concocting an eerie spell, as the rhythm section fades. Glistening synth pulses add to the icy soundscape, which wholly captivates throughout the track’s riveting presentation of both rich atmosphere and tactful structural momentum.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of December 2023’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Electronic.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

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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