Groovy, organic beats only begin to describe the ethereal sounds that Emancipator (Doug Appling) can compose. The feel of his album Soon It Will Be Cold Enough can be described well enough in that very sentence, though the album will, no doubt, warm your bones.
The album hypnotizes without losing appeal. It barrages you with swirling piano and guitar melodies. Backed by what sounds like a hundred different instruments, the beats push forward, never sounding cluttered. Everything has its place along this cinematic journey, even the subtle sampled bird calls of “Smoke Signals“.
Take a listen to my home-brewed instrumental/indietronic album
"The Past Is a Story We Tell Ourselves"
I'm told that it sounds like The Album Leaf, Balmorhea, and Emancipator.