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Elderbrook

 

Stopped everything I’m doing to post this track. It’s catchy. I first heard it back in 2018. Its got an almost haunting & entrancing introduction. When the intro kicks in with Elderbrook hypnotic chorus

‘If you wanna switch off you could’

You know you are going to be engaged from the start till the end.

 describing   his approach to the  music production process

Phonetics are as important as lyrics. My voice adds another important harmonic element to the sounds

It’s a mesmerizing song.  I love the repetition of words  & their apparent simplicity.  Hypnotic. It’s downtempo/ambient with a twist. The bridge chorus chants toying with your ears & soul.

The clicking sample has  ( is there an official term for this? )   adds an organic feel to this track  & fits with the harmony & lyrics. It’s GOAT.

Inherently, Elderbrook enjoys creating samples from simple sounds

two examples are, Breaking his reading glasses and the crackling of ice in a hot cup of coffee.

” I often bang the table I’m sat at, sample it and use that as my drums

It’s a sweet little find. The video is A Vincent van Gogh painting come to life. A paradox of a song- You can switch off to this yet still remain critically engaged. Who can switch off when someone is telling them too? Reverse psychologically 101?

Who is Elderbrook? British musician, producer & all-around Creativist, Alexander Kotz.

He’s relatively new on the electronic scene. His musical background started at 16 when he joined a folk/ indie band.

He initially wanted to explore the more soulful sounds of hip hop. This song captures the essence of the gospel