TALEX makes his debut on Gravitas Recordings with a powerful EP out March 31st on all platforms. The tracks bring cinematic and emotional qualities while keeping a bass music foundation, telling a story in a beautiful way. Most of the inspiration for this EP came from modern forward-thinking electronic artists such as Flume and CharlesTheFirst, and also a great deal of inspiration from film score composer Hans Zimmer. This blend of inspirations creates a poetic bass music composition that really moved us.
“This project is meant to be a cinematically, emotionally driven piece to help make sense of the constant cloak we, and society, wave in front of our eyes. Covering the illusions of: Reality, Love, Spirituality, and Perception, the music is supposed to be heard front to back and provide a sense of comfort in knowing others can be facing the same confusion about life that the listener might be.” – TALEX
Illusions opens up with a beautiful soundscape, slowly bringing in a reese bass and building with enchanting vocal chops and pads. The drop pulls back and introduces a catchy drumbeat while continuing to build into something even bigger, the last drop lands much heavier while still keeping the same beauty from before to create a surreal listening experience. Desire continues this beautiful atmosphere with chopped vocals and an epic breakbeat build into a huge half-time drop. The vocals and bass are mesmerizing and truly take the listener somewhere special. Skies Above brings in captivating singing from ALEA and showcases a much deeper bass heavy sound, while still maintaining the cinematic feel of the whole EP. Perception closes out the release with rapper Malik Elijah for a blend of bass music and rap, with heavy sound design and enchanting synths. It continues into an epic breakdown full of breakbeats and ends with a drum & bass drop to bring it to its peak energy, a perfect journey. credits
Released March 31, 2023
– Mix, Mastering, & Songwriting by Tyler Alexander (TALEX)
– “Skies Above” Vocals written and performed by Alea Murray
– “Perception” Vocals written and performed by Malik Elijah