Nikita Stalker, a Russian composer from Crimea, enshrouds the listener in a primordial psybient atmosphere with his second full-length album "Digital Illusions".
Throughout Digital Illusions, intelligent body beats yield to shifting synthscapes as commanding bass pulses ride beneath arpeggiated triads that twinkle on-and-off, in-and-out, like star's in the night sky and ultimately cascade back down to concentrated moments of sonic density where tonality speaks to a deeper intentionality.
Loaded with arcane symbolism, intricate aural tricks and dense layers of meaning, Digital Illusions manages to retain a harmonic warmth and rhythmic sensibility.
This album also leads the listener into more meditative and darker spaces as well - exploring the philosophical interplay between reality and artifice.
Also available in 24 Bits: altar.bandcamp.com/album/digital-illusions-24bits