"Rolling Tides" is the first single from VOLO's forthcoming Deep Dive EP which releases soon on Loci Records. In the words of the artist himself:
"Rolling Tides is an immersion into an ethereal and dreamlike atmosphere - using sounds from the oceans to sonically create the spacious atmosphere. This ties into the water theme for the EP, symbolizing the subconscious and unknown." - VOLO
From start to end the track is a spacey, trippy, atmospheric rollercoaster. An intro consisting almost entirely of field recordings and subtle pads sets the scene for a rich tapestry of effects and swells that wrap the listener up in the universe they create. A synth lead that sounds almost like a guitar oscillates up and down through the mix, carrying the rise and fall of the track perfectly. Perhaps it is indeed a guitar; perhaps it doesn't really matter. The uncertainty simply mirrors the mysterious atmosphere found throughout the track.
Gentle swells of atmosphere break up the beat sections, allowing the track time to breathe and compose itself before plunging back into the depths. A distorted bassline ripe with harmonics makes itself known in the second half, defining itself boldly against the wayward sounds swirling around it.
This track is definitely worth checking out for anyone who wants to feel like they belong at sea. Tumbling gracefully through the water for 4 minutes while still being able to breathe? You're lying to yourself if you think that doesn't sound good.