The eclectic two-part package, which is now available to stream/download, is everything we’ve come to expect from the prolific Berlin-based artist, who continues to demonstrate his innate knack for creating deep, emotive, and intelligent electronic music of the highest caliber.
Monolink kicks off the double-sided cut with a spellbinding cover of Kevin Morby’s iconic 2013 single of the same name, Harlem River, delivering a sophisticated blend of warped synth leads and trippy vocal refrains, all brought together beneath a veil of chugging four-four rhythms and slick, organic instrumentation.
Harlem River is a tribute to the beautiful original of Kevin Morby. I was out in nature one day, listening to it on my headphones and realized that it would translate perfectly into the soundscapes I like to work with. That’s how the idea was born. – Monolink
For the emphatic closer Falling, on the other hand, Steffen slows things down considerably, weaving a rich tapestry of contrasting timbres and tones over a four-minute span. Monolink concludes a remarkable EP release while simultaneously offering a tantalizing preview of one of the most eagerly-awaited album releases of 2021. Combining lethargic, stripped-back polyrhythms, intricately-layered textures, and powerful chord stabs with trademark flair, Monolink concludes a remarkable EP release while simultaneously offering a tantalizing preview of one of the most eagerly-awaited album releases of 2021.
Monolink’s rapid rise to global stardom has been remarkable to say the least, having established himself as one of the most unique solo live acts to emerge onto the global electronic music scene in recent years. He has carved a reputation as one of the most dynamic performing artists on the melodic techno circuit, tastefully straddling the fence between electronic producer and live singer-songwriter, despite his classical training and instrument-focused musical upbringing.
Monolink’s second full-length musical opus, Under Darkening Skies, is set for worldwide release on Friday, June 11. It follows the critically acclaimed release of his debut LP Amniotic in April 2018, and will feature twelve stirring vocal-led electronic compositions, including his internationally acclaimed hit singles Otherside and The Prey.