By Sean O | February 14th, 2013
As the moniker suggests, Quixotism creates music that is impractically romantic. To be less abstract, the Los Angeles producer has a way of building warm, emotional atmospheres with his beats — and they blend with the colder elements of his production style to create this great hybrid of electronica.
“Jilted” is a great example of what Quixotism brings to the table with his new release, Errant. In just over 30 minutes, Quixotism weaves a downtempo love story with heavy bass, icy synths, drum flurries, and some choice samples. Oh, there’s even a Frank Ocean remix in there for good measure.
I called Quixotism’s last EP, Faustian Plea, odd and enchanting. Errant has more of an album feel. It’s longer and more thematically fleshed out. It’s also brooding, and at the same time delicate. Opening track “Cinders” prepares us for the gravity of Errant. There’s a weight to each track — some feel anxious, others so far gone. Collectively, I’d say the album is well worth exploring, especially if you like Clams Casino or any of the latest WEDIDIT releases.
And it’s available on Bandcamp right now.