Belgium has seen quite some new electronic music talents the last couple of years. One of them is Nisus, aka Evert Vandenberghe, who calls himself an architect of electronic cathedrals, sacred sounds, symphonic sketches, sequential spaces & acoustic novels. In addition, this guy was the ‘Best Newcomer 2012’ of the German Schallwelle Awards.
The kick-off of the 4-track/69-minute “Electronic Medication” is one into a sequencer-driven/groovy style of complex EM clearly influenced by the famous Berliner School, which taking on some minimal structures and symphonic shapes along the way. The variation in the quite bouncy sequencer patterns found all over the album is something that very much appeals to me.
Things don’t turn dreary or predictable, as the composer has chosen for long form pieces that slowly evolve or take on another shape during the ride. Nisus music is a hypnotic mix of ambient spheres and nicely tweaked/poignant sequencing spreading its own sonic perfume and signature, most notably on the 38-minute title track (I think this great music for driving) and the energetic “Kingston Coffee” found at the start.
It’s quite amazing and well done for an independent release, which also goes for the mix and mastering. “Electronic Medication” deserves both thumbs up!