EinarIndra :: Stories EP (Möller)

This electro-RnB combination is quite sensual in delivery—you’re feeling his music as you go along instead of hearing things and passing rash judgement.

einarIndra :: Stories EP (Möller)

I caught up with Möller Records owner during their Ireland tour earlier this year, and he was ecstatic about einarIndra‘s debut due a few months later. The debut has since arrived and it’s easy to see why such excitement surrounded this artist. EinarIndra has commercial appeal which made him stand out from most of Möller’s niche roster.

EinarIndra traces dance and RnB patterns, who puts together an electronic experience that’s loose and warm—writing in chorus and verses (a near singer songwriter) style, with harmonized vocal leading each track, synths providing the melody and thumping bass drones underneath. This electro-RnB combination is quite sensual in delivery—you’re feeling his music as you go along instead of hearing things and passing rash judgement.

Stories is almost singular in pace—the tempo is unhurried and relaxed throughout. He’s rarely in a rush to connect with the listener and this gives you a chance to feel out the record at your own leisure. And persist you should, there’s uplifting vibes here despite it’s restless soul searching. Third track “Thoughts” drifts by with warmth, the lyrics chanting in harmony “I’ve the seen the sunrise.” “Your Eyes Are Burning,” changes things up with a strong pulse alongside the powerful strikes of natural piano keys. Another highlight is Futuregrapher’s remix of opening track “Sometimes I’m Wrong,” which shades early George Fitzgerald for melodic minamalist techno.

As the market these days is shaped for instant accessibility—Spotify now being described by academics as music on-tap—Indra’s bold style of music is a fresh and contradictory force going against this. Stories is best judged by your experience with it, not by how many of its tunes reside in your download folder.

Everything in this EP is meticulous, not a note out of place. Feel your way across Stories and you’ll find a record warranting significant one-on-one time.

Stories is available on Möller.

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