On "Vernal Engine" Keegan Tawa beautifully flaunts his virtuosity when it comes to sound design, and this is done in a manner that keeps the listener engaged throughout the progression.

Something about this actually reminds me of Christian Loffler by virtue of how (neo)classical elements are elegantly infused with electronic textures to create quite a cinematic listening experience that we're able to simultaneously groove too. The passage towards the 2:20 minute REALLY stands out as the synths gradually fall silent to make way for these immersive strings that crescendo to reintroduce the flamboyant synths and beefy drums.

posted by Lu
March 2022