Tremor is a phenomenally progressive instrumental electronic trio. If there was such thing as a truly iconoclastic culture-obscure (maybe tropical) IDM* that you could actually dance to this might be it. With incredibly emotional and substantive melodic phrasing that explores rhythmic complexities that still manage to compel your body to react with some sort of physical movement this music is as organic as it is electronic (that is, the sound design is elaborate to say the least). If it does one thing we can say it puts you somewhere. A million sounds appear at the just the right time, never sure if they’re there or not. Some grow, some echo a place you’ve actually been, some put you in a European opera house where the string section plays just for you before pulling you out and throwing you into the corner of an old wooden shack where a Gaucho plays his version of the blues on lap steel-guitar only to find yourself being sucked through wormhole and dropped in South America where a Peruvian pan flute band is battling to the death with Argentinean gypsies on their accordions. I recommend every track. If you don’t like or are generally unsure of electronic music, this just might be the album for you. If electronic music is something you dig, this is a must have.
As ZZK says “[Viajante] executes folklore melody through a digital context. Layers of rhythm are fortified with modern synth loops and paired with timeless Andean flute, strings and drum samples for evocative hybrids. Glitch, IDM, and electronica reinvent classic rhythms for today’s listener.”
RIYL: Ochre, Flying Lotus et al.
* “intelligent dance music”