The typical view of electronic music has been broken, thanks to the Russian artist Monokle and his latest EP album, “Birds Swirl.”
Vlad Kudryavtsev, who releases music under the name Monokle, specializes in electronic music that ranges from energizing to deeply relaxing.
Most of the audio in these songs is synthetically created, there are no distinguishable lyrics and a foreign feel seeps through the fibers of the sound.
“Birds Swirl” is a fun song that has the taste of an oriental atmosphere. Through the song, it gains bass, percussion and electronic squeals that flow in an unusual way.
The song “Coast” features a tropical sort of drum, hints of vocal accompaniment and a cute little beat that you can’t help nodding your head to. It instills a sense of happiness with the lively flow of notes.
The album ends with a tranquil song named “Summer Teaser” that leaves the listener relaxed with calls of birds and echoing guitar notes.
“Birds Swirl” is unique from any other kind of music. The sounds that are used can be contradicting and can seem more of a discord of noises at some points.
However, Vlad Kudryavtsev should be applauded for trying out and producing a blend of peaceful and synthetic music.