Subarctic is an imaginative journey into emotional, musical and subconscious worlds. The instrumental beats are heavily influenced by modern electronic hip-hop with a touch of old Finnish mythology and mystique.
Field recordings of northern forests, processed voice samples, clicks, clatters and soothing keys are all accompanied with lush hip-hop bass beats that will make your body and mind vibrate.
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Quite prevalent are the contemporary style chopped up vocal samples, which are taking up a leading role in most of the beats their melodies. Topping it off with thick drums and semi quantized rhythms, Kupla’s being able to add a refreshing touch to unquantized Instrumental Hiphop as we know it. -Swtch
His hip hop roots are apparent throughout, particularly in the bouncing percussion lines of ‘Cobra’; the EP’s opener, whilst smatterings of ‘organic’ sound form experimental textures when fused with the intricate piano and string based melodies of the remaining four tracks. -JAC