idealism – seeing you

Simplicity is as always producer’s ‘idealism’ best kept secret, judging by his latest drop “seeing you”. A track which induces stillness in the listener as gentle kicks and melodies wane in and out like waves at sunset, slowly washing up the white sands of your mental beach.

“seeing you” is sonically soothing and it gives continuity to all of idealism’s previous work. It’s like the producer is building the perfect musical portfolio, brick by brick. Telling in between the lines, a story of contemplation, enlightenment, struggle and perseverance. A tale that is told not with words, but with sounds instead.

This timeless release by idealism is so much more than just a chill hop track… There’s people out there right now that need this in their life, for stress reducing purposes and more. To help them think, feel, plan, observe and sit still because people get so caught up in the daily rat race, that they forget that it’s the smallest things that make the biggest difference. Some people don’t even have the time to listen to music nowadays, but if they stopped for 5 minutes and played this song through some headphones with their eyes closed, I guarantee that “seeing you” would be the highlight of their stressful day.

‘idealism’ has also mentioned to us that “seeing you” is indeed the first single off his upcoming album called “Amaranthine”, which according to the producer, should be out in July! So that means more great music is on the way, which means more insight, more dopeness and more vibes from the switched on tastemaker. We can’t wait!

 

Idealism – Hiraeth [EP]

Idealism – Hiraeth [EP]

I’ve listened to this EP at least 6 times in just 2 days and all I can say about it is that it’s such a pleasurable listen. If you haven’t yet heard of producer Idealism then I don’t know what you’re doing with your time!

With his latest EP release titled “Hiraeth”, which according to the crafty artisan means “a deep, wishful, nostalgic sense of longing for home; a yearning grief for people and things long gone”, has captured a sound which is able to draw on the imagination of the listener, highlighting an overall sense of introspection and contemplation, supported by smooth downtempo hip-hop beats with a jazzy, lo-fi twist.

Having moved between Finland and France throughout critical stages of his life, the producer has confessed to feeling like he’s been sabotaged of a true home, leaving him with a sense of not truly belonging anywhere, hence the title of the EP.

The soundscape of this body of work is a reflection of the beat maestro’s recent life experiences as he explains “The tracks in the EP represent many emotional hardships I have experienced in the past 6 months or so, from happiness, to extreme sadness and feeling of loneliness. So making these tracks has helped me to alleviate some of those feelings, and also share them to the world. And I hope that some people might find comfort by listening to some of these tracks”.

“Hiraeth” flows brilliantly from beginning to end, with its all-encompassing arrangements and nurturing attention to detail. Every song has its own mood – from its opening track “Ikigai”, which is a calm and soulful execution of a beautiful piano narrative, to the more jazzy “Petrichor”, to the very emotional “Another Perspective”, all the way to the gorgeous closing track “Ilia’s Dream”, they all fit perfectly together within the album’s blueprint, pretty much like pieces of a puzzle.

I think what I like most about it is that it is a powerful, meaningful and inspiring tape to listen to. Idealism’s music speaks without words, it touches you without using any hands and it swiftly moves inside us like as if it’s blood circulation. This is “7* Hotel Elevator Music” (but maybe not as you think!) – I call it “7* Hotel Elevator Music” because it elevates you to the “7th Heaven” (… haha I might copyright that!)

No, but in all seriousness this is some serious, prodigal work by the producer who mostly scored and played all the notes himself without resorting to any samples… That in itself is once again impressive! Give it a listen below as I know you can’t “not like it” as it’s just that good…

ps: Idealism, if you’re reading this – “Home is where the heart is” and your music is bringing us all closer to our own hearts, so please keep doing what you’re doing because you do it so well 🙂