Arkade Destinations Iceland is sonic escapism, Kaskade type. The dual-disc compilation album arrives because the sensory interesting sequel to 2018’s inaugural installment within the Destinations idea collection, Destinations: Tulum.
Built round Kaskade’s expertise of “touring the world and changing into emotionally hooked up to completely different areas,” Destinations is the producer’s effort to authentically translate the spirit and character of a particular geographic place by means of sound.
“I’ve developed private relationships with the moods of various spots, and wished to begin with Tulum because it’s all the time lingered with me,” Kaskade mentioned on the time of Destinations: Tulum’s launch. “I hope with the compilation…I can convey again the sensation of being in Tulum…[the] expertise of sitting on the seashore and strolling by means of the city.”
Now, just a bit greater than a 12 months later, Kaskade invitations streamers on an Icelandic journey sound tracked by Lipless, Blue Noir, MR TAPE, Finnstagram, LoKii, and extra. The 27 Arkade Destinations Iceland inclusions transition with imperceptible ease. The fluidity with which the album so seamlessly glides from one manufacturing to the following is due partly to Kaskade’s upkeep of a down- to mid-tempo association throughout the cuts that cohesively represent Arkade Destinations Iceland.
Fingers brush towards the metallic strings of guitars on most of the constituting tracks; these riffs are however one of many tactile components that determine on the album that add texture. Tonally placid in its total make-up, the compilation album captures the wintery persona of Iceland with an icy authenticity.
Read Dancing Astronaut’s interview with Kaskade on his Destinations collection, here.
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