5 SPOT: Crayon Releases 'Flee' EP With Sheer Continuity
Crayon recently came out with a new EP, Flee, and we've unashamedly had it on repeat. The French producer's creativity and innovative musicianship knows no bounds, with every project showcasing his delicacy, imagination and especially continuity within the EP. Here are the top five ways Crayon maintains his continuity within the Flee EP without stifling his final product.
All three songs have piano in the mix. We love this because it adds depth to the mix and the songs, contributing another layer of instrumentation. Furthermore, we feel like a lot of the time producers stick to synthesizers or other digital elements within their EPs or Albums. Though Crayon does have awesome synths in all his songs, the piano adds flair and diversity.
2) SOUND DESIGN
All of the songs have synths that sounds very reminiscent of one another. For the most part they sound very large, and have a pretty long attack; This allows for a really chill sound.
It's as powerful as it is dreamy.
3) Vinyl Crackle
This is a small, yet crucial part of the EP's continuity - all of the songs have vinyl crackle/hiss in them. This provides a very retro sound to all of the songs, which really sets the tone. Nothing like taking traditional feels and injecting them into a glistening modern project.
4) Percussive Programming
The percussion sounds amazing across the board for this EP. It is simple enough to always feel the beat, while also changing over time to keep it interesting for more "active" listeners.
"It's four tracks with very little care for a specific genre, context, nor era in mind. I have been quiet for a while, experimenting with sounds and drawing all day. I got frustrated to the point where this frustration became an inspiration in itself, and from there I was able to express more and more, it became an introspective process so everything went in there, like my ever-growing fear of adulthood for instance, but more generally everything I would go through, emotionally, spiritually too."
5) Its Professionally and Tastefully Done
The mixes, the masters, the arrangements - They all sound pro. Big ups to Crayon - this EP is some great poolside jams. Flee solidifies his impressive musicianship.