Majent is one of the most underrated artists I've come across in recent memory. For being so young, his music is already incredibly "put-together" while still managing to explore new avenues and possibilities within the chillhop/ambient space. His latest release "Cobblestone" serves as the perfect evidence to support such a statement.
Bringing a buoyant, almost cheerful sound to a space which is usually reserved for sad or instrospective music, "Cobblestone" opens with an arp that bounces seamlessly between two different note patterns. Shining at the forefront of the mix for the whole of the first half of the track, it is joined by other instruments purely in a supportive fashion. An acoustic guitar accents certain notes while gentle pads fill out the empty spaces in the mix with a warm, inviting glow.
Eventually, the arp fades into a soft rhodes progression, heralding the introduction of a wealth of sounds and textures that give the piece a delicate intricacy. Minimalism seems to be a philosophy that carries through a lot of Majent's music; every element is included to suit a purpose and nothing is excessive. This gives his work a very direct and "present" sound which sits in the ear beautifully.
To have established a recognisable sound at such a young age is the mark of someone who will do great things in their future. One big break and Majent will be everywhere, so get ahead of the curve and familiarise yourself with his music "before it's cool".