Because there are fewer layers of sound, minimal techno is a genre that relies heavily on beat construction. Since it’s techno we’re listening to, repetitive beats are easy to notice and can become unnerving. So, the scenery needs to change often. This song is a shining example of just how much carefully chosen isolated sounds and shifting tonalities can do to the melody.
Slow down, lay back and close your eyes. Let yourself be moved by the soft yet willful vibrations brought to you by the beautiful composition of Greek mastermind, MIKTEK. This is for those evenings spent sunken in a comfy couch or armchair, eardrums spellbound by the caress of musical magic.
You can listen to the melody for free, in good quality, on BandCamp, which is one of the best websites when it comes to supporting artists. You can also purchase the song (or album) from this same location. And in case you’re wondering, yes, I did purchase MIKTEK’s album :).
Oh, how I wish I could rename this song. But I can’t, not only because of my respect towards the artist, but because I prefer to tune in to whatever somber reality that the melody perhaps wishes to remind of. With such beautiful music, even dark images can be deprived of their negative energy and interpreted in an objective way, respectful towards the diversity of life and the many paths it can take.
Musically, what we have here is a minimal ambient track that makes excellent use of syncopation. It’s all part of the grand design which has the melody meander in a soothing flow.
Oh, my Music, I’m fascinated by you. Sometimes you blow my mind. This song is like a steady, patient wind that will either freeze or melt anything in its path, depending how you choose to feel it. The flawless punctuation will make sure that whatever path you take will turn into a memorable adventure. Just hit play and you’ll understand what I mean by “punctuation”.
I always had a soft spot for minimal electronica. This melody hit me straight in the headheart. In the seven months that have passed since I discovered this tune, it has not yet been dethroned as “song of 2017” and I’m “losing hope” that I’ll come across anything better. But paradoxically, I also hope I won’t.
It’s hard to pick a song to feature from MIKTEK’s “Elsewhere” album simply because all songs on it are so damn awesome. This one, with its subdued creatures of sound, meowing here and there is almost as good as any.
Minimal techno has always fascinated me. So much is possible, despite the relatively austere sound palette. A clever song construction is necessary to make this sort of music pleasant, and Boris Brejcha more than accomplishes this.
Addictive through its tranquility, MIKTEK’s art shines despite its unassuming, subdued tonalities. Yet, even as the solemn bass leaves no doubts about it, the listener will feel a great force in play here. This is the second song from MIKTEK’s “Elsewhere” album that I’m featuring here, and it may not be the last.