From Toronto, Canada comes some of the sickest music you have heard in a long time, and, by sick, I mean that what Totemic offers is raising the electronica (Drum and Bass) bar higher than before. Within seconds of hearing the incredible opening track, “Static Blitz,” off of Totemic’s upcoming album Falling EP, I was hooked in and a fan. I am a sucker for exotic instruments, and the opening to “Static Blitz” is one of the best openings I have heard in a while. Perhaps a moment of spiritual clarity is the best way to describe how this song affected me; truly, this is what it means to love music. The production and song structure are top notch, and at no point do you feel that Totemic could have added any more than they did. The song is like controlled chaos threatening to spin out of control at any moment, but it doesn’t, and that is the very core of what makes this song so powerful.
Following that juggernaut of a song is going to be tricky, but, thankfully, Totemic is not a one trick pony, and the following track, entitled “Devil’s Heart,” is as devious and dark as it sounds. One thing about Totemic that stands out above all else is the quality of the production. This is not your average artist that dabbles in sound; this is an artist that is clearly working towards mastering it. The emotion driven into every track is stunning, and I can’t think of anyone that wouldn’t like this track on some level.
The current single is entitled “Falling,” and, in true juxtaposition, this song actually feels like it lifts you up. Every layer weaved into this lethal track is its own star, and, if you are anything like me, you will no doubt listen to the song multiple times to focus on different parts. “Falling” is inspirational, emotional, and ready to be placed in a club with high standards or a movie soundtrack. I imagine that it was difficult to decide which song to offer the public first, but this is a great choice through and through.
The final song that I sunk my teeth into was called “Endless Dream,” and it is here that I have to say that I am blown away by what Totemic has offered us. This is a real departure from many musicians that I have heard, and Totemic’s music has a way of speaking to you on a primal level. “Endless Dream” is a gorgeous track that layers ethereal sounding effects over their signature tribal Drum And Bass sound.
I have only one negative comment to make, and it is out of a selfish desire for more: I wish this album had at least ten more songs like this on it. If you enjoy great music, in any form, then you cannot afford to miss out on this album.