Amsterdam based ambient-electronic artist and multi instrumentalist Erik Buschmann is gearing up to drop his debut EP 1v1, as he unveils All Related – the stunning first single to be taken from the forthcoming extended player.
Out now via esteemed Dutch imprint Reflektor Records, All Related is named after the internal conflicts that can occur when trying to follow your inner compass during the process of creation. With influences ranging from hip-hop legend J. Dilla to UK based electronica artist Jon Hopkins, Erik has managed to develop a unique sound that borrows elements from multiple genres and instruments, ranging from spacey violin soundscapes and heavy bass beats, to dark electro and hip-hop.
With this deeply reflective and euphoric inaugural offering, Erik puts his vivid yet meditative orchestral arrangements on display for all to admire. Writing the track with a focus on self-expression, All Related has found its shape in a time where there was a lot of inner struggle during the process of writing the EP – a time replete with self awareness and, at times, a degree of negativity experienced by Erik. Trying to translate these feelings into an environment for the listener, Erik Buschmann now makes this debut a sonic landscape that demonstrates a way to find inner peace during tough times.