Tuesday, July 31, 2012

N8 ST9

I'm not exactly sure what N8 ST9's intention was when making his new single "Shooting Star", but what I can tell you is that he sends you on a spacey, 7-and-a-half minute expedition through all kinds of music formats.  The Santa Cruz native says that he came up with the song after a spiritual awakening, and that this is his true sound.  So what is that sound?  It begins as a spacious, almost minimalistic, piano ballad that simply seems to float aimlessly in existence.  We're then strapped down with the introduction of a more pronounced drum beat, followed by a wobbly synth that drifts in and out with a mind of its own.  In a strange way it is beautifully melodic, and undeniably hypnotizing.  Then it's almost halfway through the song that we're given a dose of lyrics, which precedes a build-up to what sounds like a dance anthem.  To say the least, it wasn't what I was expecting.  Luckily, it doesn't get too out of hand that it loses the base character of the track.  I don't think I've heard anything quite like this in a long time, and if nothing else it's inarguably creative and definitely interesting.  Either way, I enjoyed it very much, and I'm excited to hear what comes next in his repertoire.  After taking a listen below, you can reap the benefits of a free download at his SoundCloud.  You can further show him some love by visiting his Facebook or Twitter.

 Shooting Star by N8 ST9

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