Published Jul 10, 2018For his first release in six years, Pariah comes to Houndstooth with reflective and varied album Here From Where We Are. The album is a worthy followup to the releases on Belgian label R&S that helped bring Arthur Cayzer's Pariah project to the attention of electronic music fans worldwide, showcasing Cayzer's growth as an artist.
The album alternates between tracks that show off unique textures, using melodies and harmonies at the forefront, and others that sit just in the background, allowing their individual sounds to leak through the soundscapes.
This creates an overall spacious and considered atmosphere, where the music can breathe and exist on its own terms. Tracks like "Seed Bank" shimmer beautifully, oozing with plaintive emotion, whereas others like "Linnaea" prefer to take a more direct approach, filled with arpeggios and synth lines that rattle as if bouncing off glass. Here From Where We Are is an album born of the desire to make genuine music, and the end result is a moving, blissful album that shows just how far Pariah has come in the past six years. (Houndstooth)