For your dose of ‘digital velvet,’ look no further.

In actuality, velvet is one heck of cloth to feel and caress on, but when heard, it’s a beaut. Exhibit A: Digital Velvet, a new trip-hop project by producer Julien Chastagnol. Described as “funeral” and “death metal,” the self-titled EP is in league with the moodiest and darkest melodies out there when it comes to its¬†unique, atmospheric arrangements.

Starter “Blue Sun” gives off the illusion that this is just another trance record, but going deeper into the track reveals its [more] intricate nature, signaling a collection that’s suitable for brooding all throughout.

The medically-named songs “Interarticular Ligament of Hip Joint” and “Lidocaine” get even more electronic, and seemingly aim to lobotomize listeners of their remaining mirth – but all in good faith.

Closing track “Raging Sea” is raging indeed; angry synths take us to one last thrilling, tumultuous ride into the abyss on a cold midnight, whereas the journey is the destination after all.

Track list:
1. Blue Sun
2. Interarticular Ligament of Hip Joint
3. Lidocaine
4. Mera
5. Raging Sea

Related links:
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