Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) January 07, 2015
Water From Mars relentlessly commands attention, laying out an expansive landscape of sound. SaumG’s second solo album seamlessly blends hard-hitting technical beats with the smooth, warm sound of the artist’s cello and vocals. SaumG describes the sound of Water From Mars as modern with analog elements.
“All of the tracks on Water From Mars have influence from our current position in the timeline,” he said. Even the cover art conveys a juxtaposition of the present and the future of sound.
The haunting opener and first single from Water From Mars, “Running Through You” builds quickly with steel drums adding tropical flair. The second track, “Melodies of Light,” keeps up the infectiously danceable energy and expands lyrically.
“Some have seen it all and more, so much trouble in the world, so let’s just bring some good to you.”
“Fate and Flux,” the album’s second single, assures that we’ll know what to do with the rolling groove. SaumG’s voice resonates in waves punctuated by glitchy clicks in “Sound of Bright Matter” and “Enter My Realm.” These tracks feel cinematic, the vocals ethereal over the beat.
Things pick back up on “Beauty That Lives.” This track holds a positive edge pervasive on Water From Mars, ever-bubbling with hope.
“It’s not the way we fly, it’s not the way we die…it’s how we keep our minds and how we make our nights,” sings SaumG.
“A View From Hollywood Hills,” featuring A.M.I.E, makes you anticipate the drop with a beautifully dark cello line. “Closer to the Sun,” featuring Trinity, keeps the party going. Throbbing, heavy beats give way to harmony, eventually blending into “Sky Creatures.” The penultimate track transports you to an otherworldly beach.
SaumG closes Water From Mars with the title track. The cello is most prominent here, offering the LP’s most overt mix of old and new. It’s the powerful end to a powerful album.
A classically trained cellist with eyes on the future of both music and the world, SaumG has unleashed a sonic expression few could wholly conceive of before listening to Water From Mars.