Kaptain – People In Motion (Feat. Carly Jaquier) [Free Download]
As music production and consumption become increasingly digitized, analog synthesis has become somewhat of a rarity in electronic music. Arguably, the most striking uses of modular synthesis in the modern day can be seen in the music of glitch hop pioneers like Pretty Lights. San Francisco-based producer Stephen Kaplan is among the cadre of composers who have set mastery of this vintage art form, in his budding career as Kaptain.
Over the past two years, Kaptain has begun to establish a style of vintage purism in his production. Favoring analog over digital synthesis almost exclusively, the producer calls upon instrumental collaborators such as guitarist Brizzy to help in develop a “live” sound which pervades his rock-tinged brand of glitch hop.
Kaptain’s most recent release sees him recruit Brizzy and vocalist Carly Jaquier — a former collaborator to both Kaplan and GRiZ. “People In Motion” progresses through a stylistic trajectory which touches upon airs of psychedelia, jazz, and ultimately, quaking glitch hop.