Mexican experimental artist Omiqron6 has produced A New Kind of Lightning, an album somewhere between relaxing ambiance and a feeling of ominous uncertainty.
The lead track is “Om is On.” It opens with a sudden crash of sound that will grab your attention, before developing a much calmer atmosphere. The texture of the track keeps you focused, with beats, rhythms and melodies from various instruments combining and contrasting with each other, at times in almost a dreamlike way.
Two other tracks worth taking a listen to from the album are “Pawa” and “Warrior.” The first has a reggae-sounding rhythm as the starting point for the track but brings in other experimental sounds to flesh it out. The second seems at times as though it draws inspiration from Chinese instrumentation. I found the second half of the album a little more bleak and less daring, but maybe this offers a bit of a contrast to the opening tracks.
Omiqron6 explains his music as being about telling short stories which deal with “the triumph over the claws and jaws of human suffering” and which aim to “elevate the human spirit.” There’s a sense of that on some of the tracks, especially where you catch a slightly darker, foreboding sound during “Om is On” or the track “3 Times Astray.”
You’ll find Omiqron6’s music on Spotify and you can get more information about his creations from his website.