Reimer – Exodus

EP Rating: 8.0 – Emotional escape

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Reimer is a Copenhagen-based electronic artist who released his EP Exodus back in October 6th of this year. Drawing influences from other artists such as Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman, Third Party, Tale of Us, and Maceo Plex, Reimer aims at bringing emotional substance into the EDM landscape.

In his latest EP Exodus, Reimer builds an emotionally concrete soundscape without using any lyrics and simply settling for house/progressive elements. He doesn’t merely songsculpt beats with the intention of finding a “hook,” but to develop a language that project emotions to his listeners. In “Exodus,” the cascading beats and sizzling drips of synths immediately suspend you into an intense atmosphere. Reimer takes a stylistic detour after the first minute when the keyboard taps ground you to a contemplative zone. But the sweet spot of this track lies around 3:00 when he unexpectedly introduces a violin interlude.

The following track, “Woodsman,” is eerie and feels like you’re listening to rattlesnakes in the first 30 seconds. It is hauntingly indulgent and although it is far less dense than “Exodus,” it is provocative. In here, Reimer uses all kinds of artificial and natural sounds. Halfway through the track, you can hear the waterfall alongside the synths. If “Exodus” is an emotional escape, “Woodsman” is a geographical escape where Reimer transports you into nature through sound.

Exodus is an EP that provides a sanctuary for its listeners where they can explore the dark and mysterious waters of electronica.

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