Singapore's based beat maker, Intriguant is set to drop his long awaited debut album, "Recluse" on 6 January 2017 (pre-order here) via homegrown electronic music label Syndicate.
Recluse is an exploration of the self, inspired by Intriguant’s discovery of empowerment in solitude, whether it be at work, in the studio or in his daily life. While meditative, Recluse also confronts grief and frustration. The passing of a friend is grappled with in closing track “You’re Here, You’re Near (feat. KATØ)”, and a struggle with internal inhibition is examined in “Don’t Get Me Wrong (feat. OmarKENOBI)”. The first single “Chemistry” explores the confluence of human beings in postmodern relationships.
Recluse also features the vocals of other household names such as Tim De Cotta of TAJ, Charlie Lim, and young blood like OmarKenobi from Mediocre Haircut Crew.
Earlier on, team #vinyloftheday manage to grab a test-pressing of this album and it sounds pretty amazing. Here's a little sneak preview:
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The album is summarised by Intriguant as “a sonic exploration of one’s need to embrace solitude through progressive experimental beats and sounds.”
The precision intended to feel like countless shards of glass pouring through from a just- battered mirror, the experience akin to submerging yourself in an atmospheric tub of water to permeate through your aural senses.
Last but not least, the album launch concert is set to take place the following day at the Esplanade Annexe Studio on Saturday, 7 January 2017. This would be Intriguant's first time to present a live set with his all new materials from the album.