Event Cloak - Life Strategies
Under the moniker Event Cloak and as part of the duo Sundrips, Montreal's Nick Maturo has been a heavy purveyor of avant-garde synthesizer music since 2010. Life Strategies is his first LP release and a major step for the artist, with an emphasis on sparse arrangements of digital electronics and chopped vocal samples. Each track unfolds with total clarity, utilizing the minimum amount of elements necessary to highlight their melodic, harmonic, and textural themes. The result is an overwhelming lightness, like a calm exhilaration, or the aural equivalent of a hidden sun-drenched room of bright whites and soothing grey tones.