Genre/Influences: Electro-ambient, industrial, cinematographic.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Natt is a Polish DJ & producer that I last year discovered on Zoharum with the duo-project Dren and the debut album “Life & Form”. “A Better Place” is the debut work of his solo-projects and features four songs.
Content: “A Better Place” sounds as a great mix of influences. It’s hard to label the sound as an established music genre, but you’ll notice different sources of inspiration such as ambient-, cinematographic-, industrial-, electronic- and even ritual music. The producer this way creates a very personal style, resulting in a true crossover work. Every single song is characterized by a few emerging influences.
+ + + : The opening song “Tanzmusik” sounds as an invitation to dance although it rather appears to be an electro-ambient composition with some industrial elements and drones. The song has something cinematographic, but is a cool exposure. Another interesting cut is the last one, which has something spooky accentuated by whispering vocal (probably sampled) parts. The main characteristic of Natt however is diversity. So you for sure will find something to your taste. This artist clearly strives for a very personal sound creation.
– – – : I’m sure the tracks could have been a bit more elaborated and accomplished. It rather sounds like a rough demo.
Conclusion: “A Better Place” is a work revealing a nice melting pot of music influences, which need to be a bit more worked out.
Best songs: “Tanzmusik”, “Can’t Make News Memories”.