Boy in a Room – Eerie

Boy in a Room – Eerie

(Deep Electronics, 2021-09-03)

Who is Boy in a Room?

No trace of him on social media, almost nothing on the musical platforms… On Facebook, Deep Electronics dropped his release real quick next to another commercial news… Who is this intriguing artist who has produced such a top-class bag of ambient masterpieces?

The EP is a monument; the talented artist deserves great attention and hopefully, through this review, we’ll send positive vibes to the eight years old label as well, which has contributed to making this project possible.

After further research, we’ve learned that the artist really is “a young man in a room”, coming from India, that he made himself known as a DJ by winning a mix contest for Tenzi FM & Point Blank in 2014, that he has developed over the years a strong taste for electronica and ambient music. He has crafted his learning on the DAW until recently, before releasing a first experimental EP for Polysphere three months ago and “Eerie” right now, which we are reviewing.

Music is subjective, but we find him phenomenal, even those among us who don’t connect well with ambient. The main reasons: the human ear has a particularly great affinity for the bass frequencies and for creative people… Boy in a Room designs his bass layers with talent and, teaming with Rosto in the mastering, he innovates, by realising an extremely subtle balance between the deep grounds and the aerial sonorities. We have also some vocal surprises, that have been pretty well implemented into the music.

Lush, hypnotic, mind-bending, the first piece “Going home” hits the mental shores wave after wave, developing a layered thickness that rolls on in the ears. “Sirius” takes the experience to a higher tone, up to the named star. “Catapult” builds the tension through a dialogue between dissonant percussions and spiritual vocals, tainted with cosmic words, sustained by a mighty drone evolving slowly in the bass frequencies. “Uncertainty”, cinematic, deploys the richness of the artist’s creativity, while “Tower of Fear” shows his intriguing side. “Big Rip” sounds like the gathering of all the previous pieces, closing the journey on mesmerising sonorities, offering the listener an intensive moment of contemplation.

A release made to be visited more than listened…


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