Tim Kirk aka Wave Potter is an artist from Minneapolis, Minnesota who recently released his first album entitled ElectroProque.
Right off the bat I have to credit Kirk for making some original sounds. His album is an eclectic mix of styles that come together and usually work. There are a lot of synths and I want to call this music zany and quirky. Those are words I would rarely use to describe but I think it fits here.
The music sometimes has a retro ’80s video game vibe. If you’re an indie game developer you will definitely want to take a listen to some of these songs.
These songs are ear candy. There are tons of really unique sounds all over the place. That being said these songs don't evoke much of an emotional response but I would argue that's not necessarily something adverse. There are times when I at least just want to listen to something that sounds “cool” rather than ride a wave of nostalgia, melancholy, optimism, etc.
The album starts with the title track which starts off sounding whimsical. Orchestral synths prance about before getting taken over by more aggressive guitars and jagged riffs. It's as if an ominous wolf takes over the scene. This is the constant push and pull of the song. Kirk fits in a ridiculous amount of textures and tones into this song.
Up next is "Chemical Dependency" which is another song that explores many different crevasses. I had sensory overload a couple of times. Be forewarned if you are on any chemicals that song could make you freak out.
"Roller Coaster" has plenty of zany twists and turns but also some vocal hooks while "Summer Never Ends" has a slight hip-hop vibe.
As the album progressed it starts to make more sense. This eclectic mix of sounds somehow has cohesion and really feels quite seamless once you get to the end.
This is an incredibly dense album and you could write a short novel on the layers of sounds Kirk implements. I'd prefer not to do that and just have you take a listen. I think this album is intense and you might need multiple attempts to make it all the way through but it is worth it .
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