Emancipator’s music can not be described by just one word.
To do so we’d have to combine into one: hypnosis, beauty, melancholy, a little bit of heartache and this „something” that makes shiver run down your spine.
This video – the very first Emancipator’s official video – was meant to be an experiment. Can the beauty of music match and – once again – combine totally random shots into a unity?
Can we mix all those elements into one?
We’d like to think that the experiment was succesful. That it touches your heart and maybe makes you a little bit sad but extremely joyfull the very next moment.
To some, it must seem like this young electronic producer came out of nowhere this year, but those in the know have been following Emancipator since he self-released his first album, “Soon It Will Be Cold Enough,” at the age of 19 in 2006. His agile melodies layered over headnodic, immaculately-produced beats captivated fans across the internet and across the world. “Soon It Will Be Cold Enough” was picked up by Japanese super-producer Nujabes, pressed in Japan and sold 5,000 copies in the first six months. Emancipator landed a Puma sponsorship, gave an interview to Rolling Stone Japan, and even had his song “Maps” played at the Bejing Olympics.
His latest album “Safe In The Steep Cliffs” blends new instrumentation and organic samples with the signature Emancipator style of clean production, silky melodies and addictive drums. Dense layers of choirs, horns, American folk instruments such as the banjo and mandolin, violin and some distinct Asian influences make for a playful but refined album built out of intricate tracks listeners can enjoy on as many levels as they want. Dance to it, chill out to it, immerse your mind in it.