Welcome to our new Space Discovery!
Today we introduce you to one of the greatest composers we’ve come across here at Space Sour: London-based Italian Richard Green, and its new single “Astronaut”. Sounds perfect for our blog, and boy, have I tripped and travelled through space with this track!
“Astronaut” is a blend of EDM and classical music, with a rolling beat and a beautiful accompanying violin, put together in such a skilful manner that each element never clashes with or dominates the other. At first, the track gives off a whiff of ‘90s dance/house before the violin comes in, adding one of the best spices to ever be thrown into a beat like this.
It’s like looking at a classical artwork being painted in front of you now for the first time. And I’m not sure that makes sense, but that’s what I visualised while listening.
The rolling synths interwoven with the violin are just awe-inspiring. The strings are dynamic, alive, moving and evolving into a new direction at every minute. The violin plays an animated composition that would make this stand out as a classical piece on its own, though I have to say the electronic beat makes it even more spectacular and impressive.
This sound would be defined as neo-classical, which suggests a rejection of contemporary art, seen as past its best, and a desire to go back to the balance and harmony of classical art, while bringing into it a piece of modernity and originality.
And yes, EDM definitely hasn’t become stale, but as all genres, it needs renovation every once in a while, and Richard Green went for it, with great results.
“Astronaut” is a contemporary noir movie full of glamorous danger, twists and turns, climaxes and moments of tense calm, definitely a cinematic track. It follows so many different rhythms, tones and schemes, and yet all perfectly layered, that I wished it would never end.