Tigermoth – Effort & Essence


Producer/arranger Tigermoth plunges headfirst into a alchemic and experimental batch of ever-expanding electronica on his latest opus, the Effort & Essence album (HERE). The compositions here are otherworldly and often shadowy, but a notably warm and immersive quality still manages to rise up and pour over the listener as each track progresses from one to the next. For a seemingly one-man show, this is a well executed feat that jackets the album in an ethereal, space-drift aura. Standout cuts include “Oppec”, with its macrocosmic bank of synthesizers and effects; the blacktop thumpin’ lead single “Bladerunner”; a stalking, prog-rock-meets-boom-bap instrumental called “Nightowl”; and the glittering dreamweave single “Stella 7”.

[su_highlight background=”#fff799″]Effort & Essence is the melding of the ancient with the future. The 3rd in his planned trilogy for his albums, this one finds its home on Hydrofunk Records. Noted for his distinct use of hip hop rhythms and world music samples, Tigermoth has increasingly incorporated elements of Psychadelica, abstract vocal narratives, and vivid synthesised soundtracks into his work. Effort & Essence is the pinnacle of these styling’s. Taking influence from 60s science fiction authors such as Arthur C. Clarke and Philip K Dick, the LA beats scene and the grimier side of modern trap, Effort & Essence explores a more futuristic sound. The Listener is treated to an international beats journey, with narration from famous political and philosophical figures, all the while Tigermoth piloting the craft on this fictitious space mission Somewhere in the musical ether that connects arrays of genres, you’ll find Tigermoth floating through sounds, and feeding off different eras. A healthy dose of Electric[/su_highlight][su_spacer size=”20″]

[su_highlight background=”#fff799″]Jazz, Boom Bap, psychadelica, world music, and LA beats – make up his musical diet[/su_highlight]








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