Aalson presents new ‘Rêver EP’

The goal was to achieve "symmetrical harmonic development," which refers to a melody that accurately captures the stated feeling regardless of how the track is listened to.


Aalson ends the year with a very special and unusual project: making a tune that can be heard both ways. This follows his introduction as the new art director for the Sinners label.

Aalson enjoys listening to techno music and watching movies, and he combines these two sources of inspiration to create his own realm. With his releases on Spectrum, Joris Voorn’s label, Sinners, Atlant or Stil Vor Talent, performances in the most renowned venues across Europe (Fabric London, T7 Paris, Le Bikini Toulouse or Fuse Brussels) alongside the biggest names on the scene (Worakls, Sam Paganini, Extrawelt), he confirms once more the depth offered of his musical cruise.

What if I could make a track that can be listened to both ways (the normal way, and in the reversed way)? That gamble, “Rêver,” seems wild and unfathomable. a musical parenthesis. He got the idea while watching one of those movies with twisted plots that often demand numerous viewings.

After months of contemplation, sketches, and drawings, the artist began work on this project, which presented both conceptual and technical difficulties: each component of the track had to function both normally and in reverse, and this was accomplished through three key dimensions:

The goal of the musical composition was to achieve “symmetrical harmonic development,” which refers to a melody that accurately captures the stated feeling regardless of how the track is listened to.

Aalson - Rêver (Official Videoclip)

The “in time” creation of the track provided a distinctive and evolving environment where each component may be switched out for another (creating an intro that could work as an outro, and viceversa). In order to allow some lingering doubt, the artist blent reversed elements in the normal version of the tack (or the other way around…).

Aalson was able to listen to both sides of his track after this diligent work. And since it was a composition by anticipation :“It is only when I discovered the reversed track, that I understood I succeeded“ – Aalson

Aalson wanted to pair the music with visuals for this unique EP. What could be more appropriate than to apply the same limits to the video? Thus, the musician includes a dual-viewable video clip with his song that helps the audience better understand the work that went into the sound. Through all those visual and auditive details, perhaps Aalson invites us to ask ourselves ”Isn’t the way only a matter of point of view?”