Premiere: Brian Cid – Ascenso
A lifetime of musical evolution has led Brian Cid into the next milestone of his career: penning an album. Meteorite Man implies exploration, and it’s safe to say he’s traveled deep within himself and his influences to create an embodiment of his vision. Ten tracks work in tandem to create a sentimental adventure for the listener that charts a path through arpy melodies and lush percussion.
“Ascenso” is an adventure in itself; set at a higher pace and packing multiple chapters into its ten minute duration, Cid has created a meditative record that calls for closed eyes and carnal expression. It’s built in a way to make the listener feel like they’re sailing into the cosmos, with celestial soundscapes made out of stark orchestration and drawn-out synth notes that cut through its tribal drum patterns. It’s progressive at its finest, showing just how good of a fit Balance is as a label home for the LP as a whole.
Those curious to see Brian’s album translated to a club setting can see him in New York at this year’s Cityfox New Year’s gathering. He’ll be joined by the likes of Lee Burridge, Tale Of Us, Honey Dijon, and more to help ring in 2019. Get tickets now before it’s too late.
Pre-order a copy of ‘Meteorite Man,’ due on December 7, here