“Reality Spaces,” the debut EP by Monochrome Midnight Traveller, is an immersive and genre-blending journey that takes listeners through a diverse sonic landscape. Combining ambient, breakbeat, hip-hop, and downtempo elements, this EP offers an intriguing and evolving musical experience.
The EP opens with the track “Reality,” which sets the tone with its downtempo ambient electronica. From the start, the listener is enveloped in confounded, edgy synths that create an otherworldly atmosphere. The female vocals, thick, rich, and reverberating, add a siren-like dimension to the track. A sense of introspection and intimacy is conveyed through the few whispering or murmuring lines, drawing the listener in. The relaxed beat and minimalistic breakbeat patterns give the song a steady, hypnotic groove that’s easy to get lost in.
Moving on to the second track, “Spaces,” the mood shifts into a more brooding and contemplative musical landscape. The stretching synth tones create a sense of expansiveness, setting the stage for the tender, rich, and deep male vocals. The passionate singing, especially on lines like “the spaces between us are pushing me back,” conveys a melancholic and yearning after-hours vibe. The kick beat and somber bass lines provide a solid rhythmic foundation, while the dissonant synth riffs add an element of tension and intrigue. There are hints of trip-hop and dub stylings that further enrich the sonic tapestry of the song.
“Reality Spaces” by Monochrome Midnight Traveller invites listeners to explore the depths of its sound and immerse themselves in its captivating urban celestial atmosphere.
Review By: Naomi Joan