Ripsime, the British-Armenian alt-pop artist, explores worlds with her latest EP, “Capsule I: Wicked & Wise.” Across five tracks, Ripsime merges eerie electronic landscapes with haunting vocals and thought-provoking lyrics.
The EP kicks off with “Benevolent Prince,” an erratic and ghostly piece. The electronic instrumentals create an uneasy atmosphere. Ripsime’s icy and ghostly vocals complement them with lyrics like “Had to pray in the middle of storms/ You can’t take away the things I know you want” that depict a form of resilience amid unrest.
The lead single, “Wicked & Wise,” stands out with contagious percussion and glitchy pulses. Ripsime’s music is redolent of Kate Bush due to the dynamism and catchy element of the track. Her intricate production and songwriting keep listeners engaged.
The final track, “Angels,” unfolds with shimmering ambient sounds, creating a cinematic experience. Her voice brings in a guided subliminal effect to the song. The music soars anthemically and the ambient waves effortlessly combine with a suitable concluding style.
What sets “Capsule I: Wicked & Wise” apart is not only Ripsime’s musical talent but also the context in which the songs were recorded. The EP becomes a sonic journal of places and spaces that hold profound significance, especially considering the challenges faced during recording.
Ripsime blends intriguing beats and synths with her ethereally unnerving vocals and thought-provoking lyrics in her latest EP, “Capsule I: Wicked & Wise.” Check out the captivating and multidimensional listening experience on Spotify ASAP.
Review By: Naomi Joan