Calculated Solitude is more subtle than minimal, developing a sound whose decade is hard to identify.
Demonstrating maturity and constructing an intricate new world for listeners to explore, artkelle has produced a quiet storm for his first, and hopefully not last, release on nieko.
The lead track Time Drift does exactly that, allowing you to listen to it on loop without knowing how long you’ve been detached from reality. The accompanying video is equally hypnotic.
Following up with Luminescence, artkelle delivers a surprisingly uptempo vibe before breaking the rhythm up during the last track 16-21.
Burial isn’t Lithuanian, but if he spent too long in a wooden cabin near a frozen Lithuanian lake he might end up making music that sounds like artkelle.