Notaker has been on a roll recently, dropping hot singles like ‘Each Other ft. Eric Lumiere’ and ‘Into the Light ft. Karra’, towards the buildup of his sophomore Monstercat EP, PATH.FINDER. The EP follows last year’s mau5trap release ‘Erebus I’
The PATH.FINDER EP is the third EP in his proclaimed Vessel series. Which, according to him, is a way for him to showcase and discuss stories and themes not possible to convey in just one song. in this 6 track EP, he assembles emotionally powerful, synth-heavy bass music by crafting radiant soundscapes & coupling it with masterful production. Coming to the EP itself:
Notaker – Only in My Dreams.
The intro track, Only in My Dreams, combines spacey vocals (courtesy of his wife) & powerful synths to perfectly set up a solid introductory track.
Notaker – Into the Light (feat. Karra).
The lead single, Into the Light featuring Karra is probably my favorite tune off this EP. Karra’s stunning vocals combined with a mystical progressive atmosphere make an amazing melodic glitch-influenced anthem.
Notaker – Melophonic.
Melophonic is definitely the hardest hitting track on this EP, he’s been teasing this song for years now. Filled with deep basses & a 8 bit style melody Melophonic goes all in. And that final drop? That really does turns up the energy.
Notaker – Each Other (feat. Eric Lumiere).
Up next is Each Other, a blissful uplifting melodic anthem reminiscent of Seven Lions style. With Eric Lumiere on vocal duty & an infectious melodic drop, this track is a blast from the past hailing towards his Synthwave roots.
Notaker – The Longest Night.
The Longest Night is another stark reminder of Notaker’s original synthwave style. Those retro synths coupled with light chords & arpeggios, make The Longest Night an amazing house influenced synthwave track.
Notaker – Into the Light (VIP).
On the final track, Notaker flips his powerful melodic anthem, Into the Light, into a chilled, intoxicating composition again taking cues from his synthwave days & lets not forget Notaker himself did the vocals for this VIP. Into the Light VIP is unmistakably one of Notaker’s most unique productions to date.
Overall the PATH.FINDER EP is a solid follow up to both Genesis and Erebus I. It charts the evolution of Notaker as a musical artist as he explores a more melodic sound throughout, and it’s exciting to see him evolve his sound even more on future releases.