Elleodin – “Cadmus”


Guildford, UK-based electronic artist Elleodin exhibits a compelling structural evolution on new single “Cadmus.” The largely instrumental production captivates in conveying attempts to “contain a maelstrom of destructive tendencies,” and the devastating result of giving into them. An evolving engrossment shows as haunting vocal understatements evolve into rhythmic and synth-laden expanses, deftly incorporating both dream-pop and industrial-forward darkness.

“Cadmus” begins with a tactful slow-burn, as subtle rhythmic click-clacking and effervescent synth escalation assemble with intrigue. Glistening synths drive into a moody bass line and ghostly, wordless vocals. An ensuing escalation stirs as pulsing rhythms take command; this percussion climactically guides into another vocal emergence at the track’s mid-point, continuing the haunting atmospheric immersion. The production excels in its balancing of dreamy pop with darker, grittier atmospheric undercurrents with post-punk and electronic fervency.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

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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