Hey there, tech fiends. It's that time of the week again. Before we dive into today's focus, here's the usual weekly reminder that if you're looking for even more sick bands to hear, all prior editions of this series can be perused here.
For those who haven’t been following this space for too long, Estuarine is a project I covered here last year upon its release and also on my 2018 year-end feature as well. But, before that, I first honed in on the one-man project based in Florida way back in 2015, giving it a write-up and place at my year-end list for No Clean Singing. I’m really glad last year’s third Estuarine album, Sic Erat Scriptum, got so much positive praise from numerous places, this project deserves attention.
Like clockwork, it’s only one year past the most recent release and a new Estuarine EP called Wisdom of Silenus comes out on November 28th. Today we’ve got the exclusive premiere of a new song from it that’s called “Rapturous Overload”, an aptly titled mindfuck that eschews the norm in favor of hard-to-explain eclectic terrain. Which, is sort of the main draw for this project anyways to be upfront.
I asked Hydrus, the project’s sole member, if I could get some background information about today’s song being launched. He shared with me that “This song represents the turning point where progress becomes decline in human evolution. When people got to the point where they could have absolutely anything they wanted in no later than 4 days and see or hear whatever they wanted instantly most people ended up losing their minds without even realizing it. A scary number of people literally have trouble functioning without a constant connection to the internet at this point and that’s more or less what the song is about. You have everything you want at your fingertips now but does that make you free or does that make you more dependent than ever? Furthermore now that so much is available to us does it still have value?”
It’s definitely worth your while to click play below and check out “Rapturous Overload”, and, if you like it, you can pre-order Wisdom of Silenus on Bandcamp. You can follow the project over on the Estuarine Facebook Page.