In 2015, we known as Crywolf’s debut album, Cataclasm, “an album for the post-EDM period.” Although we’re nonetheless firmly inside that period, strictly talking, many artists have equally used digital music to push previous the delicate boundaries of the umbrella time period, together with AWAY.
Now, AWAY, with Crywolf and Roniit, three shut associates in actual life, have created “Parasite.”
“Parasite” is a completely distinctive, ominous and foreboding tune that attracts upon a darkness inside us all. The construction of the tune can be jarring and strange, extra intently resembling a black steel tune than something present in dance music. It begins with a refined melody and beat beneath Roniit’s crooning voice and drops right into a closely textured drop part. However the best way it’s composed, it virtually feels just like the tune ends across the 1:30 mark… till it doesn’t. The little-more-than 5 minute monitor has a few these sections, a faux out that isn’t a faux out. AWAY explains it finest himself:
“Parasite” is concerning the unconscious, unsettling attract of self destruction inside us all. The parasite is the darkness inside that tells us to numb the ache, to self medicate, to run full velocity towards prompt gratification. This tune is concerning the each day battle we wage inside ourselves in opposition to dissociation, habit, and the forces of annihilation.
So far as the how the monitor got here to be, earlier than ending up as a curiously good super-collab between the aesthetic minds of frequent co-conspirators AWAY, Roniit, and Crywolf, “Parasite” initially started as an experimental personal writing train for Roniit. Her aim was to make a tune in a single evening with completely no boundaries, requirements, or regard for exterior elements or branding. What got here out was uncooked anger – an emotion not often heard within the writing or manufacturing of Roniit’s sometimes ethereal music. After listening to the scratch monitor, AWAY instantly heard the potential and requested to work with it, bringing his mastery of his signature darkish and distorted type, rapidly creating it right into a full monitor that blew away each of their expectations. Feeling like one thing was lacking from the top, AWAY and Roniit introduced in Crywolf, who helped good the writing, and jumped in to craft an ending part that takes the final portion of the tune into his personal darkish world, a closing plummet into the void.
For sure, “Parasite” is likely one of the most singular tracks you’ll hear popping out of the EDM world this 12 months, spurred by the extraordinary feelings and concern that 2020 has introduced out in even the very best of us. Hear beneath.