On his brilliant early albums Prima Materia (2003) and Elementary Particles (2004) composer Evan Bluetech offers a striking and original take on the downtempo-electronica-with-psychedelic-undertones school of chillout music.

artist:
Bluetech

country of origin:
USA

style(s):
Ambient pop, ambient dub, psyambient, electro lounge, electro jazz

decades active:
00's - 10's

essential releases:

  • Prima Materia (2003, Waveform/Aleph Zero)
  • Elementary Particles (2004, Native State /Aleph Zero)

Reviewed by Mike G

On his brilliant early albums Prima Materia (2003) and  Elementary Particles (2004) composer Evan Bluetech offers a striking and original take on the downtempo-electronica-with-psychedelic-undertones school of chillout music.

Around taut, muscular rhythms he weaves synthetic melody lines that punch and stab their way up through the mix, quite unlike the smoother world beat path trodden many of his psyambient and lounge contemporaries. Yet while often punchy, the music is not wantonly abrasive either. Most of these innovative and richly textured beatscapes clock in around the seven minute mark, allowing him to explore multiple themes across a single track.

There has been many more albums since - colourful, increasingly pop-inflected and sometimes with vocals and lyrics - but none that can hold a candle to these ones.

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