Following an otherworldly mau5trap EP, EREBUS I, in July, versatile producer Notaker is back at it again.
The St. Louis artist opens his latest venture with an air of mystery, building anticipation with formidable, distant drums and a haunting synth melody. A brief crescendo leads to another type of build, this time layered with additional mystical elements, before launching the listener deep into the heart of “The Storm.”
As seems to be his specialty, Notaker has built another transcendental, visionary experience in “The Storm.” The world he’s built within the song’s five-minute length serves as both the calm before the storm and the storm itself. He doesn’t shy away from heavy doses of bass, but allows his ethereal synth melodies to take center stage and mold this otherworldly experience.
“The Storm” seems to serve as a darker counterpart to his February 2017 Monstercat release, “Shimmer.” Both tracks are compelling sonic journeys, each carefully crafted to transport their listeners to a world undiscovered.