Genre/Influences: Electro-ambient, dubstep, experimental, IDM.
Background/Info: Born in Italy, but operating from Vienna (Austria) you might have discovered Samuele Daccò aka Rlyeh1 by his debut album “The Grey Lights” released in 2015 on Mindtrick Records.
Content: Rlyeh1 composes a sophisticated format of electronics, which is related with different genres such as electronics, ambient, garage, dubstep and IDM. The work is carried by slow rhythms and supported by impressive space-like atmospheres. Some parts are a bit into ‘dance’ while others are more into experimental-lounge sort of.
+ + + : Whatever the musical stamp you want to put on Rlyeh1, this artist distinguishes himself from the rest by a high-tech and professional production. The sound is impressive while accomplished by cool stereo effects. The composition, properly speaking is definitely into experimentalism, but I like the accessible format, which will appeal for a wide spectrum of music lovers. One thing is for sure, Rlyeh1 is into modernism and progressive electronics. I especially like both debut tracks!
– – – : The songs are pretty different from each other and that’s rather surprising for an EP featuring 5 cuts. I don’t say there’s a lack of coherence between the opening cuts and the more into experimental-lounge final track, but Rlyeh1 maybe tries to exorcise too much sonic ideas on one release.
Conclusion: “Memories” deals with a wider spectrum of influences, which are characterized by evasive passages and other sensual rhythms. It’s definitely experimental, but clearly accessible!
Best songs: “December Mornings”, “Far Away”.
Since you’re here …
… we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. Unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can - and we refuse to add annoying advertising. So you can see why we need to ask for your help.
Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive.
If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 5 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.
The donations are safely powered by Paypal.