A long time staple of the site, Hotel Garuda has just released his first EP, The Tension, marking a new direction for the producer who has blown us away with some of his remixes.
The producer became more involved in the songwriting and contributed his own vocals for each track, giving these tracks a more intimate look into the mind of this enigmatic musician.
Here’s what he had to say about the new project:
As an artist, I feel like I’ve really come into my own with regards to what I want my music to say, and the feelings I want it to evoke. I want my listeners to know that I’ve evolved, and though the music I make may not be the same as what initially drew them to me, I hope they’re entertained by the artistic journey that inspires me.
The EP has a retro feel, with tons of crushed up synths and live instrumentals, but the production is polished and the sound is undeniably modern. Tracks like “Mutual” and “Olivia” represent a fusion of retro electronic sounds with more contemporary pop stylings.
Stream the four song EP below, out now via Mom+Pop Records. Enjoy!