TheOrganism is a bedroom project of Ivan Soobitsky. He is producer who seems to be on the precipice of having things click after spending some time with Dead Souls, Shamatha & Tattoos. It’s an enjoyable EP with some good singing and decent production.
Let's start with the minor gripes. His music is one that begs for hi-fidelity and it's not quite there yet. Some songs had a bit too much mud and needed more separation and I thought there were instances where certain elements didn’t blend well in the mix. Take for instance “Time In Retrospect.” I really liked this song and with some tweaking it could be taken to the next level. The snare is not only too loud in the mix with too much high end but sounds too distinct against the warm vocals and atmosphere.
Despite some instances across the EP like this there is still a lot to appreciate. He opens with “Intrusion” which starts with vocal samples but the real treat is where he starts singing. I thought he sounded really good here. Almost like an alternative version of the singer from TV on the Radio. He implements one off production autotune type tricks with his vocals which work out well. All things considered this felt more like an intro then a fleshed out song that goes places.
“Wise” has a little more girth. The beat is heavy hitting and electronic. There is a smooth R&B vibe that mixes with some hip-hop. Good stuff overall but I still would have liked to hear a prominent hook here.
“Oblivion ft. Kalyn Beasley” is the catchiest song of the batch. The vocals excel here and against the atmospheric background. He closes with “Worry For Nothing” with revolves around guitar and vocals. The song felt a little random compared to everything that came before.
I think Soobitsky will come into his own with some more time and experience. I think some of his focus should be on engineering and learning more about EQ and compression if he is going to stick to DIY. His production will also unequivocally become better the more he works at it. There is a good foundation here with potential.
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