Outlier One by Betageist: Review
On today’s psychedelic feature, I’m going to review the song Outlier One by Betageist for you. Now, if you’re thinking you have this song all figured out by the mention of “psychedelic”, you’d be so wrong!
It’s a gold mine of a release for my aspiring instrumentalists out there! Ranging from the slow build-ups of slight synth waves, with electric guitar dropping hints, exploring a few seconds of piano chords of bliss and steels on the drums – it has everything.
At first, there is a dazzling sonic backdrop, creating an otherworldly atmosphere of mystery with guitar power chords and synth tones overflowing in and out of the mix. After the first minute, the bass-friendly mumbling grows, and the guitars’ darker textures soar to the joy of the listener. At 2 minutes and 25 seconds into the song, it leaves you with an unquenched thirst for more as it builds into a few more seconds of continuity, which decelerates with the unexpected turn of the piano. It’s an invigorating escapade for the music lovers who enjoy night drives far away from the city, underneath the naked sky with their significant other, in search of purity and adventure. With a stirring and cinematic instrument rock composition that features dreamy strums and prog-rock theatrics, Outlier One is a sonic bliss filled with climactic percussion.
The ideator and crafter behind this Betageist project is Indiana-based musician Kevin Herber. If this is your first time listening to this artist, you’ll love his other projects such as Broken for You and Far Greater which will take you by surprise.
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Review by: Audrey Castel