Inspiration and thoughts behind the making of 'Seamless' by Endless Melancholy
Not a secret that I am a bit of a guitar player. But I never used it too actively for Endless Melancholy recordings. This time, at one point of the recording process I realized that something was missing from the picture. So I decided to take my guitar and put some finishing touches. I didn't use it excessively, but it is present throughout the whole release adding some really nice notes to the soundscape. I really enjoyed the process, and it really pushed things forward with the recordings. To me this is one of the key things why the whole release sounds as it sounds in the end.
SPACE AND TIME
As simple as it gets. This release is highly inspired by the space theme, hence the track titles. Our planet is a beautiful place to live, and the majesty of the universe has always been a great inspiration for many artists.
THE IDEA OF BLENDING GENRES
At one point after releasing my previous album 'A Perception of Everything' I faced the question: "What do I want my new music to sound like?" It's not a secret that my early recordings mostly were piano-based instrumentals, while starting from the year 2015 I slowly shifted to making ambient soundscapes. At some point I really got into the synth sound too. So, rather than trying to choose one certain direction I decided to go with a complex approach and combine everything I liked about the sound of instrumental music into one release. I was really inspired and driven by the idea of creating some sort of an 'ultimate Endless Melancholy release'. So I came up with these two longform tracks, where ambient soundscapes seamlessly flow into slow piano chord progressions, which then give way to heavier synth parts. I spent endless nights crafting these 20 minutes of music. And I can say that this release is my most carefully produced, thoughtful and mature work up to date.
by Endless Melancholy
LP // Digital
‘Seamless' a new EP from Endless Melancholy, a solo-project of Oleksiy Sakevych, who currently resides in Kyiv, Ukraine. Endless Melancholy is previously known for releases on such labels as Preserved Sound, Dronarivm, Thesis, Sound in Silence, and, of course, his very own Hidden Vibes imprint.
‘Seamless is a reflection on our admiration of the universe and its eternal beauty. The gaze of humanity has always been set towards the stars. The majesty of the universe has always been a great inspiration for many artists, and this is my humble dedication to it.' - Oleksiy Sakevych.
Seamless consists of 2 longform compositions. Each of them presents a variety of moods and sonic forms, which were created using the electric guitar, synths, piano and strings, all carefully recorded and wrapped in the warmness of analog noises and sound effects.
Written and produced by Oleksiy Sakevych
Mastered at Schwebung Mastering (Germany) by Stephan Mathieu
Layout & design treatments by zakè
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