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Synth Single Review: "Trapping Ocean" by Louzina

Karl is a longtime freelancer who's passionate about music, art, and writing.


Louzina's Trapping Ocean has a luxuriantly intertwining feeling as the different sonic elements combine and contrast with one another. The sound of the ocean washes in along with a clear, metallic synth that has a chiming quality. The chimes pulse along in a wandering line that leaps over the bass.steady low synth buzz moves in shifting blocks of dark notes while a bright xylophone sound carries glittering cascades of notes.

There’s a crystal shard-like delicacy to the way the notes slip and sparkle like sun on water. All these musical elements are joined by a subdivided beat as the roving, undulating sharp, bright note pattern rises in a tense line over the gritty, rough synth pulses that sweep out in buzzing weight.

There’s a powerful contrast between the brittle, glassy chimes and the density of the bass flow. The intricately intertwining xylophone-like, shining notes evolve and wind out into the washing sea as the track ends.

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