Rising duo Brightviolet make their River Beats debut today with their sensational new EP Orchid.
It’s always a refreshing surprise to come across a new project with such a refined, inventive and cohesive sound. Under-the-radar producer duo brightviolet hit all the marks and more on their newly released EP orchid, touching on influences from lo-fi to indie to future bass over six dreamy and atmospheric instrumental tracks.
On the EP’s opening track “bicycle+yesterday,” the careful randomness of the glitches split the track into two distinct halves. The duo revisit this theme often, challenging the continuity of their tracks with quirky and inventive breaks where organic elements and thoughtful melodies command equal attention.
Orchid also features upbeat indie electronic single “Pink.” For new brightviolet listeners, the track is a perfect introduction to the simple beauty of their sound; layered textures and organic elements are supported by abundant low-end and soothing guitar riffs. On “Chlorine,” off-grid percussion with vocal chops and melodies interspersed make for an uplifting and hymnal lo-fi track.
As recent University of Wisconsin grads, the duo split across the state in their adult lives and continued to trade brightviolet tracks back and forth, impressively working on separate DAWs to cultivate orchid. Perhaps as a reflection on the period of change, the EP includes two beautiful brief monologues on “Channel” and “Past+Present.”
Luckily for fans of orchid, brightviolet has plenty more to explore. With remixes of Louis the Child’s “Better Not” to a criminally underrated 2017 EP “In Reality,” the diversity and magnetism of their catalog is incredibly strong.
Stream the new EP orchid below and stay tuned for more from brightviolet!
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